Meet The Training Team
Know the Rules
Brian King has an extensive history with JBQ, covering over 35 years. He has been involved in leadership at every level; within the local church, as a district coordinator, as a Regional coordinator, as well as at the National level. Additionally, Brian has been in 4 nations overseas to introduce and expand the JBQ ministry internationally. In regards to the JBQ Guidelines, Brian has been on the committees that have updated them on several occasions. Having created a number of resources to train officials and coaches how best to understand and implement the guidelines, Brian is a natural resource to help you understand how to have "...friendly, uncomplicated quizzing."
"Develop a Bible Quiz Culture for Kids to Thrive” How to Get Them to Study
Christopher leads the Bible Quiz ministry at Discover Church in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. He has a heart for God and His Word since being saved in 2005. With a group of ~40 kids in Bible Quiz, the desire is that every child would thrive within the program by motivating kids to study, have confidence, grow spiritually, work as a team, love God's Word, and have fun!
Christopher and his wife Lea have been married for 16 years. They have 4 boys between the ages of 5 and 11. Bible Quiz is a way of life in their house with everyone involved in the ministry. Bible Quiz has been a tremendous blessing for their family.
Professionally, Christopher is an IT consultant with over 12 years of experience in helping companies build technical solutions and developing a positive and effective workplace culture.
How to Inspire Parents
Dan has served 22+ years in the Bible Quiz ministry, He is very passionate about helping kids know and understand God’s Word. Dan is working at becoming a fully appointed US missionary Specialized in Family Discipleship. Nothing makes him more excited than to see a family with the desire to disciple children, in a regular, maintainable, Intentional way. His heart’s desire is to inspire parents to see the full value of the Bible quiz ministry, not just the competition.
It is Not About Winning But Making Disciples
Julie Pratt is the Assemblies of God Children’s Ministries Director of Discipleship and has a long history of involvement in kids and family ministry including the local church, Christian Higher education, and as a ministry consultant. She has authored articles, been a featured speaker at seminars and training events, church events, and is a kids camp and retreat speaker.
Julie is passionate about child discipleship, and the role of the church and the family in helping lead children to become lifelong followers of Jesus. She is gifted at training church leaders and parents in developing strategies to disciple today’s kids so they can stand firm against the weight of culture and become leaders of tomorrow’s church. She is an inspiring communicator with both children and adult audiences, and is available for speaking engagements in your district, church, or camp.
Illusions with a Point
Kelly Presson is the Assemblies of God National KidMin Director. Previously Kelly served as the National KidMin Director of Leadership Development, and developed and release a digital training platform for children’s ministry leaders entitled Hydrate. www.KidminHydrate.com
Kelly has a long and rich history of involvement in children’s ministry birthed in his heart at the age of seven and has a passion to help children’s ministry leaders be more intentional and spiritually effective. Kelly is gifted in methods of preparing children to be Spirit-filled leaders among their friends, and in their communities. Hundreds of children, through his unique course have become “Special Forces” servant leaders in their church body and beyond.
Kelly continues to build upon his reputation as a mentor for Kidmin leaders, a kid’s camp evangelist, school assembly presenter and high energy performer
How to get JBQ outside of Quizzing
Scott Norquest has been the Ohio Junior Bible Quiz Coordinator since 2014. He is passionate about raising Biblically literate disciples, and using lots of methods to help accomplish this, with the JBQ Fact-Pak as the source material to do so. "Call it whatever you like, but In all my years, there is not a better Family Ministry (when done correctly) than JBQ. No other ministry has such a high retention rate for Kids remaining in the faith as adults. Nothing grows their faith, their confidence, their spiritual disciplines like JBQ (again, when done correctly). I've seen deaf kids, dislexic kids, adhd kids, kids of every background and label the world puts on them grow up to follow Jesus and have a foundation that propels them into adulthood. When Parents put their time and energy into the daily discipline of teaching kids God's Word, and those kids participate in a community with other kids doing the deal, God honors it."
Ballooning for Jesus
Ashley Smith grew up in the Jorris Family and started tying balloons when she was 5 years old. She is a mother of one child and has a gifting with doing creative things. She has taught many others the art of ballooning and will be a blessing to your kids.
Juggling with a Message
In 1999, the national office of the Assemblies of God formed the national Children’s Ministries Agency with BGMC becoming a part of this agency. David was asked to lead this newly formed agency. In 2007, BGMC became its own department. David then became the national director for BGMC. Prior to coming to the Assemblies of God national office in 1999, David and his wife were full-time children’s pastors in three great churches for 17 years. Most recently, they were in Fort Myers, Florida with Pastor Dan Betzer. The Boyds have been involved in Children’s Ministries for over 40 years.
In 2017, David published the book, “Strong Enough to Last” which highlights the eight goals of children’s ministries for the Assemblies of God. In 2019, that book was published in Spanish.
David is a graduate of North Central University with a B.S. in Pastoral Studies (1981). David also has a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (2006).
All the children’s ministries programs under the Boyd’s supervision saw incredible growth. They have had as many as 320 volunteer workers under them at one time while staffing over 90 children’s classes per week.
The main focus now for David is instilling a heart of compassion for missions in kids. He believes that kids can make a difference in the world through praying, giving, and being willing to go. Kids can be challenged to pray for missionaries, countries, and people groups. Kids can be challenged to sacrifice for missions so missionaries can have the supplies they need and the needs of those less fortunate met. Kids can also be challenged to keep their hearts open to the call of God to be missionaries and to reach the world with the gospel message.
Puppets Talking about Jesus
Mary Boyd is the former National BGMC Coordinator for the General Council of the Assemblies of God located in Springfield, Missouri. Mary had been in this position for 23 years. Mary and her husband were full-time children’s pastors for 17 years prior to coming to the National Office. The Boyds have been involved in Children’s Ministries for over 40 years.
Mary is a graduate of North Central University with a B.S. in Christian Education and an A.A. in Early Childhood Education. Mary also has a Master of Arts degrees in Theological Studies from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
Mary has used puppets, illusions, skits, object lessons, slide shows, etc. to share the gospel message. She has directed many puppet teams and has taught puppetry. Her teams have captured national awards for their creativity and technique.
The main focus for Mary is instilling a heart of compassion for missions in kids. She believes that kids can make a difference in the world through praying, giving, and being willing to go!