The “Bee” in Nashville

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AiG staff member Roger Patterson represented AiG at the recent National Bible Bee competition in Nashville, Tennessee. I am pleased to be on the Bee’s advisory board. Roger reported the following:


While you are on the other side of the world, our family has been at the National Bible Bee competition in Nashville. Our family served as volunteers alongside many others to help the contestants and their families find their way around the convention center. Thursday morning, Becky and I served as judges for the preliminary rounds where the students, in three age divisions, recited up to 25 passages in ten minutes. They also took a written test based on their studies of the books of First and Second Timothy.

Friday night, the top 15 young people in each age category were selected to move on to the semifinals, and then the top five faced off in the final challenge rounds. It was wonderful to be there celebrating God’s Word and to see it all over the walls, on the kids’ t-shirts, and being recited by the students.

My family and I manned the Creation Museum and curriculum booth in the exhibit hall, and I spoke several times to promote the new Answers Bible Curriculum for Sunday schools (to be released next fall). Most of the families who stopped by the booth have been to the museum, but there are some who want to go and some who visited on their way to or from Nashville (a four-hour drive from the museum). We passed out lots of information for them and congratulated the students who made it to the national competition.

If families would like to find out more about participating in the National Bible Bee and the family discipleship program, they can go to for details. I know our family is looking forward to next summer and the opportunity to study and memorize God’s Word together.

– Roger Patterson

100 national qualifiers in the senior division

AiG and Creation Museum booth in the exhibit hall

Roger speaking about the new Answers Bible Curriculum"

Roger’s kids with apologist Dr. Voddie Baucham

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