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Penny Norton

Penny Norton

Brockport Free Methodist Church
Brockport, NY
Quizzed 1991-present
Inducted 2007


Favorite Scripture

"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says." (James 1:22) It's been a favorite for a long time because it reminds me that I don't read and learn Scripture just to gain to knowledge, but to become more like Christ, and that takes action.

I began my involvement with quizzing in about 1991 when I was Youth Leader at the Allegany Free Methodist church. My husband actually started the team there and I occassionally was able to go and help at practice and quizzes. The next year I began quiz mastering. When we moved to Brockport I became a coach there almost as fast as my boys joined the team. I've since become head coach. At the monthly quizzes I coach a team or quiz master depending on where the need is. I've also quiz mastered at Finals numerous times.

Questions & Answers
What were the highlights of your quizzing as an adult?

Memorizing the Sermon on the Mount

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

God is still guiding me through quizzing. A few years ago He called me into full time ministry at Quiz Finals (and we thought those appeals were just for the teens), and I am going through the learning process to become a pastor now.

How are you actively serving the Lord?

Along with Bible Quizzing I am involved in a ministry called Stitching Servants which makes blankets, hats, mittens, etc for the homeless or others in need. We want to reach out in Jesus' name as Dorcas did. I teach two years olds in the church's preschool - an outreach program. And I am a community leader for our small groups, providing encouragement and guidance to small groups leaders.