West Florida Junior Bible Quiz

Many people have discovered that Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) is one of the best ministries available to help children commit the Word of God to heart and learn to apply it to their lives. As one of the fastest growing programs in children’s ministry today, JBQ in the U.S. involves more than 10,000 children and over 2,000 teams.

What Is JBQ?

JBQ is a quizzing program that uses the Bible Fact-Pak as its foundational curriculum. The Bible Fact-Pak is a teaching tool that helps children learn, understand, and apply important Bible truths. It includes over 500 questions and answers. Some of the questions provide background about the Bible and its contents. Other questions explore the teachings and doctrine within the Bible. All of the questions together give children a solid basis for a strong and lasting relationship with God. The success of JBQ involves some exciting competition principles. During JBQ meets, two teams of four quizzers each sit behind a set of buzzers. Each quizzer may activate his own buzzer at any point during the reading of the question, and the first one to buzz in gets to answer. If the answer is correct, the quizzer’s team is awarded points based on the difficulty of the question. Through the competition of quizzing, children learn to win without boasting, lose without complaining, and treat opponents and officials with respect.

The Goal of JBQ

JBQ, based on cooperative competition, motivates children to learn the questions and answers in the Bible Fact-Pak and helps assess their knowledge. But the primary goal of JBQ is to plant the Word deep in the hearts of children so they may grow in close relationship with God. Elementary-age children, especially in grades three through six, are often referred to as being in the “golden age of memorization.” Poems, Bible verses, and stories learned at this age can usually be quoted for a lifetime. How important it is to capitalize on the ability to memorize God’s Word!

2019-2020 Season

  • September 14, 2019

    Location: Ivan Assembly of God, Crawfordville, FL

  • October 19, 2019

    Location: Freedom Church, Tallahassee, FL

  • November 23, 2019

    Location: Carmel Assembly, Bonifay, FL

  • January 25, 2020

    Location: To Be Determined

  • February 29, 2020

    Location: Generations Church, Tallahassee, FL

  • April 4, 2020

    Location: To Be Determined

Register Your Team

Register Your Team/s for the 2019-2020 Season

  • $100 for the First Team
  • $75 for additional teams

​Please mail your check to:
West Florida District JBQ
4792 Highway 90
Marianna, FL 32446

Register Your Team Online

How to Start a JBQ Ministry in Your Church

  • Get permission/blessing from your pastor.

  • Contact the District JBQ Coordinator and let them know you are starting a ministry.

  • Purchase the following:
    • Quizbox
    • Leader Manual
    • Activities Book
    • Factpak box
    • Audio CD Set
    • 3-5 student study books

  • Recruit families.

  • Set up a weekly practice time and develop.

Officials Certification Test

Click to take the JBQ Officials Certification Test


At the end of the test, type in your name, this password: kyJbq09 (only the J is capitalized) and select West Florida from the drop down menu. Your score must be 80% or greater to be considered passing, so if you don’t get it on the first try, keep trying.

Typical Wednesday Night JBQ Practice

Perry Dissmore
Perry DissmoreDistrict JBQ Coordinator
(850) 386-4924

Meet the District JBQ Coordinator

Perry became involved with Junior Bible Quiz as a child in Northern Wisconsin.  He was one of the top quizzers in the state and participated in the state’s Bible Down.  Like a spelling bee, each quizzer was asked a question.  If the quizzer got the answer right they stayed in the competition.  If they got the answer wrong, they were out of the competition.  The competition came down to two quizzers, Perry and another 6th grader.  Together they finished the competition until the questions ran out.  They both won.  Perry ended up going to North Central Bible College with his competitor.  JBQ was an incredible foundation, preparing him for ministry and life.  North Central gave a test for all incoming freshmen to assess their Bible Knowledge and Perry thought it was very easy while other Freshmen thought it was difficult.  It was easy because of the foundation that JBQ gave him.

Perry has been in full time ministry since 1993, serving the Lord in several different capacities.  He now serves as the Family Pastor at Freedom Church in Tallahassee, Florida along with his wife Nicole.   They have 3 children who love being a part of the kids ministry at their church.  Two of his children are in the JBQ Ministry right now and love learning the word of God. JBQ is a powerful ministry at his church and he looks forward to seeing God move in the lives of many students in the West Florida District.

Important Links

Southeast Regional JBQ Website
National JBQ Website

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