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Herb W. Coates

Herb W. Coates

Moundford Free Methodist Church
Decatur, IL
Quizzed 1975, 1977
Inducted 2003


Notable Results

Our team was the first winner/recipient of the Alpha-Omega Trophy when we won the national championship in the Senior Teen Veteran Division in 1977. I was on the All-Star Team of 1975 and 1977.

Top quizzer in the Central Illinois Conference in 1975 and 1977. Our team won the Best-Balanced Award at Nationals in 1977.

Favorite Scripture

"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me." Galatians 2:20 is my life verse.

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

Learning God's word and winning the competitions were highlights for me.

How did quizzing affect you as a teen?

Quizzing was the greatest means of discipling me in the Word.

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

I am never away from God's Word. Even though I don't have the Bible with me at all times, I always have large portions of it in me for the Holy Spirit to bring to my mind.

How are you serving the Lord?

I presently serve as senior pastor of the Vincennes (IN) Free Methodist Church.

I served as a coach for Springfield, IL for ten years. Currently I am simply a strong supporter as we have very competent coaches in our church in Vincennes, IN.