Here’s the gospel truth: Columbus teens Lori Rains and Emily Verwers are winners, big winners, in the National Bible Quiz Finals, conducted recently at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois. The duo from Columbus’ Free Methodist Church recently won first place in the annual competition’s senior teen division, testing their memorization and understanding of the gospel of Matthew.
Nancy Verwers and Iona Sewell served as coaches.
Rains will be a senior and Verwers will be a sophomore at Columbus North High School for the upcoming school year. The books of Romans and James will be studied for the 2014-15 quiz year. Weekly quiz practices are conducted at noon Sundays at the Free Methodist Church at 22nd and Maple Streets. The Free Methodist Bible quiz ministry is open to all students in grades six through 12.