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Glenn Hasslinger, Jr.


Glenn Hasslinger, Jr.

Eastside Free Methodist Church
Bellevue, Washington
Quizzed 1981-1985
Inducted 2019

Bio

Glenn works for the Bellevue School District and serves as the Pacific Northwest Conference Director for FMBQ. He and his wife Angie have an adult son, Stephen.

Questions & Answers
What were the highlights of your quizzing years?

I always enjoyed the road trips we took as a quiz team. If there was a close quiz option or a farther away quiz option, we always took the one that was farther away. I know that I always wanted to spend as much time with those on my team as I could. As a result the time traveled gave us time to build relationships within our team and grow closer to God.

Did you or your team win any championships?

No—closest we came 2nd in Young Teen Vet in 1982 and 4th in Senior Teen Vet in 1984.

What was your favorite scripture? Why?

Matthew 16:13-20

"But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

For me these verse are the simplicity of the Gospel that each one of us must choose. We all must answer for ourselves who do we say Jesus is. Simon Peter answered in the simplest form: “You are the Christ. The Son do of the living God.” There is nothing really complicated about it. When things in life get tough or the questions that may confound me arise, I am able to use these verses as a touchstone and ask as a reminder, “But what about you, Glenn ... who do you say Jesus is?” It is when I remember that he is the Christ, the Son of the living God that all the worldly complications and concerns fall away in comparison the knowledge that Jesus has got it all covered.

How did quizzing affect you as a teen?

Quizzing was one piece of many that God had used to influence growth in my relationship with Him as a teen. It also helped me become a leader in the youth group, through the confidence I learned.

What difference has quizzing made in your life to this day?

The study I did in quizzing still guides me in what I do. The Quotes I learned come to me in situations that I face and help me make difficult decisions. The choices that have been guided by the Word that I have studied has helped me follow Jesus and I think have made my life better more full as Jesus said in John 10:10.

What ministries are you currently doing? How are you presently active in serving the Lord?

I have coached and quizmastered for many years. Currently besides quizzing, I am working with the middle school ministries at Timberlake Christian Fellowship.