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Michelle Boggs


Michelle Boggs

Monacrest Free Methodist Church
Monaca, Pennsylvania
Quizzed 1981-1985
Inducted 2019

Bio

Michelle Boggs is the head quizzing coach and youth director at Ellwood City FM Church in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. She manages the Big House Youth Center, is married to Gary, and has four daughters (Alaina, Brianna, Larissa, and Sabrina) and one son (Caleb).

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

I enjoyed the competition, but I loved learning the scripture, meeting new people, and traveling; friends become more than friends when you travel in a 15-passenger van from PA to WA. The trip to Seattle was a major highlight for me because I had never been more than a couple states from home, and our team placed 1st in our division that year. As a coach and quizmaster, it has been a joy to see teens grow in their faith and a blessing to watch my own children mature through this ministry.

Did you or your team win any championships? If so, what and when?

In 1983, our team placed 1st in the Senior Teen Novice division at Nationals in Seattle. I don’t know all the stats, but we won several 1st place championships on the conference level and placed at Regionals and Nationals. In Individuals, I placed at Regional and Conference tournaments, and won my division at Conference Finals in 1983 and 1984

What was your favorite scripture? Why?

While quizzing, my favorite verse was “I can do all things through him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13).

I didn’t have a lot of confidence as a teen, and this verse helped me realize that Christ was my strength, no matter what the situation. When I was struggling, this was always the first verse that would come to mind.

How did quizzing affect you as a teen?

Quizzing showed me that I was valuable, to both God and others. The Scriptures we studied showed me who I was in Christ. The love and mentoring I received from my coach, Evie Smith, and those in the quizzing community, allowed me to become confident in my faith and gave me direction and purpose.

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

At the time I quizzed, I was the only Christian in a family of twelve. If I had not quizzed, I may not have stayed in church and would not have met my husband and many other people who have become “family” to me. Quizzing is directly responsible for growing my faith as a teen and putting me on the path to youth ministry. The Scriptures I studied in Bible quizzing have stuck with me and have become my favorites when teaching youth.

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

I am the head coach for Ellwood City and a quizmaster for Pittsburgh (Harvest)/Keystone Conference, regional tournaments, and Nationals.

Besides Bible quizzing, I serve as the youth director at the Ellwood City FM Church and Big House Ministries. I am also a delegate to our annual conference, a member of the worship team, and an LMC.