Welcome to Bible Quizzing!

“One of the successful program of the United Pentecostal Church Youth Department that can claim a high percentage of participants who remain faithful to God and the Church is Bible quizzing. Statistics reveal that, of those who spend at least five consecutive years in a quizzing program, 95 – 97% never leave the church, and 70% of the small minority who do leave eventually return.” (UPCI Youth Division)

Bible Quizzers. Quizzing offers much more than just competition and sport. The program involves falling deeply in love with the Word of God. By becoming involved in memorization, young people develop a love and respect for the Bible. The Word is planted in their hearts and dynamically changes their lives.

For quizzing Year 2015-2016, the coverage will be "Faith and Works - Books of Romans and James".

Quizzing is all about teaching our youth about loving God, and the Word of God! A total of 541 verses will ignite your heart. Join the group of dedicated young people all over the globe who are getting obsessed with the Word of God and devoting themselves to the ministry of Bible quizzing. Bible Quizzing has become a means of developing Christian character, leadership traits, good study habits, time management skills, self-discipline and a godly attitude toward both victory and defeat. These benefits comprise a high rate of return for the investment both to the individual quizzer and the kingdom of God.

Most of all, though, it offers a tremendous means of hiding God’s Word in your heart. In the future, you will be thankful you chose to be involved in this ministry.

When David was offered the sword of Goliath, he accepted it saying, "There is none like it; give it to me" (1 Samuel 21:9). The same is true of Bible Quizzing: "There is none like it." No other aspect of youth ministry leads students into such an intense study of God's Word. May God’s Word profit you greatly as you mix faith and live it daily.

 - Bible Quiz Ministry



Please be guided that the sectional bible quizzing that is going to be scheduled this December 2015  or before March 31, 2016 will include on the Book of Romans. The Book of James will be included in the district quizzing competitions.




“…I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one” (I John 2:14).

For over four decades, Bible quizzing has equipped the young Apostolic church with a firm doctrinal foundation, nourishment to grow, confidence to pursue ministry, and power to overcome the wicked one. The ministry of Bible quizzing should remain a priority for three reasons: the young church has time, choices, and purpose.

The primary reason people do not join Bible quizzing is a perceived lack of time. USA Today reports, among eight to eighteen year olds, American youth spend between eight and a half hours to thirteen hours per day using media, including watching television and over one hour per day using mobile devices. Approximately six hours every day are spent on the computer, listening to music, or playing video games.

The young church has time.

Every day yields thousands of choices for our children and teens. The Word of God provides illumination at every turn. The psalmist wrote, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105). David echoed this sentiment when he penned, “The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide” (Psalm 37:31). Not only does the Word of God keep someone on the right path, it also helps them find it. Psalm 119:9 says, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.” Without the Word of God guiding their choices, our young people are walking, without a lamp, down a broad and crowded road (Matthew 7:13).

As it has been said before, our most valuable resource is our children. Each young person has a unique role designed for them in the body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:18). In order to fulfill their God-given purpose, our young people must reach spiritual maturity (Hebrews 5:11-14; 6:1). To reach maturity, they need nourishment. For this reason, I believe many new converts find their testimony firmly rooted in Bible quizzing. Both the Western District quiz director, Arlis Barba, and I joined Bible quizzing shortly after being born again. I believe “the milk of the Word” was exactly what we needed as newborns in Christ (I Peter 2:2). With the proper spiritual nutrition, the young church can thrive in its pursuit of God’s purpose (Matthew 4:4).

I would be remiss to leave out the young church’s passion. With that passion, hundreds of Apostolics across North America will memorize hundreds of scriptures this year. The theme for 2015 is the “Way of Wisdom.” The young church will immerse themselves in ageless wisdom from I Kings, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes.


Jay Lytle is an optometrist in the greater Columbus, Ohio area and has served as the director of Ohio Senior Bible Quizzing since 2011. He was won to the Lord by a Bible quizzer in high school and went on to quiz for four years in Dublin, Ohio. He now lives in Dublin with his loving wife, Brittany, whom he met in Bible quizzing.