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Nick Willis

Nick Willis

Willamina Free Methodist Church
Willamina, OR
Quizzed 1991- 1996
Inducted 2009


Notable Results

My team won the Alpha-Omega trophey in 1992 (James and Jeremy Kramer) and in 1996 (Dan and Patrick Willis and Allan Goodwin). We took second place in 1993 and third place in 1994 and 1995. Teams I have coached have been regional champions for the last two years (Esther Hunt, Hannah Brekke, and Nathan McReynolds)

Favorite Scripture

My favorite verse is from Galations 2:20. "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me."

This verse is a constant reminder to me that this life I am living is not about me. It is about Jesus. Jesus gave his life for me, and it is my life goal to use the freedom that he gave me to serve him well.

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

I always loved going to Nationals each year. I loved the competition, the travel, and the people that I would meet.

How did quizzing affect you as a teen?

I went through some tough times as a young Christian teenager. I had friends on drugs, friends that were thinking about suicide, friends who were developing problems with drinking and I was just trying to survive as a young Christian. The word of God was "an anchor for my soul." Quizzing kept me in God's Holy Word every single week and put my feet firmly on the right path. There is nothing as powerful as the words of Jesus to change a young person’s life. I am a testimony to this truth.

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

The Word of God is in my heart. I have heard it said before that Bible Quizzing only gives young people head knowledge of the Word and not heart knowledge. These people have very little faith in what the word of God is capable of. If you take in the Word of God on a consistent basis, it WILL find a way of working on your heart. Paul described the Word of God as our Sword in the battle of life. You do not want to go into battle without your sword.

Are you presently involved in Bible quizzing in any way? If so, how?

I have stayed involved as a coach and a quizmaster. I started the Bible quiz ministry at Timberview Christian Fellowship in Spokane, Washington and helped to start the Bible quiz program at Opportunity Free Methodist Church in Spokane, Washington.

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

For the last four years I have been teaching as a Math Professor at a Christian University in Spokane Washington. Next year I will be teaching at another Christian University (George Fox University) in Newberg, Oregon. I am involved in Worship as a bass player. I also have lead a small group for young married couples for the last two years. I have headed up the Bible Quizzing ministry at Timberview Christian Fellowship for the last two years.