Tuesday, August 7, 2012 , Updated 12:00 a.m., August 23, 2012
Two Dallas-area teams to compete on The American Bible Challenge
We live in the Bible Belt, so we ought to be good at this kind of thing.
A new show on the Game Show Network (GSN) called The American Bible Challenge stopped in Dallas in June, searching for people who knew the Good Book enough to be quizzed about it on TV.
The Dallas casting call was the show's biggest, in part because the senior vice president of programming and development for GSN said the "big faith-based community" in Dallas was a good draw for the show. It yielded two teams for The American Bible Challenge, which starts August 23.
The Dallas-area teams are two of 18 teams. Here are their bios (as sent by GSN):
Team Minnie's Food Pantry
- Hometown: Plano, TX
- Charity: Minnie’s Food Pantry, a charity that provides healthy food for families in need
- Team Members: Lanett Patt (stay-at-home mom); Cheryl Jackson (president, Minnie’s Food Pantry); Lynette Shofner (small-business owner). Sisters Cheryl and Lynette are pastor’s kids, and Minnie’s Food Pantry, which provides healthy food for families in need, is named after their mother. Sister-in-law Lanett works with Lynette on Sisters of Savings (SOS), a subscription coupon list that enables people to save and donate their extra food.
The Power Team
- Hometown: Dallas, TX
- Charity: The Power Team, a group that spreads the word of God through strength and martial arts skills
- Team Members: Jamie Morrison (Power Team speaker); Dallas Morrison (stay-at-home mom); Matt Dopson (Power Team speaker). Jamie, formerly a troubled kid who turned to God, and Matt, who never drank and saved himself for marriage, work with the Power Team. Jamie’s wife, Dallas, is the former road manager for the Power Team, but now stays home to raise the kids.
Each of the 18 teams have three teammates who will compete in the first six episodes. The winning teams advance to the semi-finals, and in the final round, one team will be named the winner.
The money they collect will be donated to their designated charity.
According to a story previously published to Pegasus News, contestants will answer fact-based questions about the Bible, like filling in keywords in important Scripture or putting the 10 plagues in the correct order. They won't be interpreting what's in the Bible, GSN says. (Thank God.)
The show premieres at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2012 on GSN.