About Junior Bible Quiz

Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) was created and designed to help children develop a love for the Bible and an understanding that its truth can guide their lives daily. Junior Bible Quiz offers a fun, exciting way to motivate children to understand the all-important truths in God’s Word. Through cooperative learning, children work together on teams to learn and understand the questions and answers from the Bible Fact-Pak. Then using cooperative competition the children meet with other teams for a fun quizzing match. There are twenty questions in a match, with two teams of quizzers trying to beat each other to the buzzers to get the first shot at the answers. It has been said that JBQ is the fastest growing discipleship ministry in children’s ministry.

JBQ is the fastest-growing ministry in the country. It is a great way to equip parents for teaching their kids the Word of God.

2018-2019 JBQ Schedule


League Meet 1 – October 6
League Meet 2 – November 3
League Meet 3 – January 5
League Meet 4 – February 2
Buckeye Invitational – January 18-19 (Location TBD)
State Meet – March 22-23 (Location TBD)

Contact your Sectional Coordinator for Meet locations.


Ohio JBQ Leadership

Use the links below to get more information, contact our State Coordinator, or one of our Sectional Coordinators:

Ohio Bible Quiz Coordinator

Scott & Angie Norquest


Central/South Coordinators

Bill and Judith Mair


Northwest Coordinator

Lynna Mooney



Northeast Coordinators

Melissa & Matt Sawastuk


To see more details, check out the National JBQ website. Be sure to sign up for biblefactpak.com to generate question sets and Seal Tests for practice and lessons!

Ohio JBQ Results

2017 Great Lakes Regional Meet

Congratulations to all Ohio Teams for qualifying for the National JBQ Festival!

Top Ohio Individual Quizzers:

Elylah Stager – 5th Place

Meleah Sawastuk – 7th Place

Abel Karthik – 8th Place

Great job to all the Ohio teams!

2017 JBQ National Festival Results

All Ohio teams placed in the top 40 at Nationals!

Dayspring, 5th Place

One Church, 13th Place

Celebration Church, 29th Place

Ravenna, 32nd Place

Top 15 recognized at Nationals:

Congratulations to Meleah Sawastuk for placing 6th in the Nation, and to Elylah Stager for placing 14th!

Abel Karthik placed 18th!

There are 3 Divisions in JBQ:

A League: 4th-6th Grade with Quizzing experience.

B League: 2nd-3rd Grade AND First-year 4th-6th Graders

C League: K-1st Grade*

*The National Guidelines state that JBQ is for 1st through 6th Grades. Ohio has traditionally allowed Kindergarten. However, to become more compliant with National Guidelines, beginning in the 2017-2018 Season, we will be monitoring Kindergarten Participation. Quizzers who start in Kindergarten have eligibility up to 5th Grade. The spirit of the National Guidelines is six years of eligibility. Teen Bible Quiz starts in 6th Grade, so those student can certainly continue to learn God’s Word and participate in Quizzing, just not in JBQ.

Contact your Sectional Coordinators for for more information.

Junior Bible Quiz

There are many ways to utilize Junior Bible Quiz; Individual Families, Small Groups, Sunday School, JBQ Teams, and more! Contact Pastor Scott to find out ways to best use JBQ to fit your ministry.

Scott Norquest

Scott Norquest

JBQ Director

If you have more questions about JBQ feel free to reach out to our JBQ Director at snorquest03@gmail.com