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54th St. SDA Church team members celebrate back-to-back win at Bible Quiz-o-Rama 2013!
Photo By Ned Lindsay
On Saturday, June 29, the Los Angeles Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) churches of Los Angeles County gathered for the annual Bible Quiz-o-Rama (QOZ) challenge 2013 at Los Angeles Adventist Academy (LAAA). This year 54th Street SDA Church once again took 1st Place and for the first time in QOZ, two churches found themselves tied for 2nd place, Berean SDA Church and Smyrna SDA Church. There was no 3rd place winner this year.
Linda Mackey, first lady of Rainbow SDA Church in San Francisco, continues to serve as Quizmaster. Mackey took over the position from her father, the late Elder Earl Canson, Regional Director of the Pacific Union, who started the annual quiz-o-rama over 40 years ago.
The competing churches in attendance were: Antelope Valley SDA Church, Altadena SDA Church, Berean SDA Church, Breath of Life SDA Church, Compton Community SDA Church, Ephesus SDA Church, Miramonte SDA Church, Normandie Ave. SDA Church, Smyrna SDA Church, University SDA Church, and 54th Street SDA Church.
Michael Jenkins, pastor of Breath of Life SDA Church, served as moderator and master of ceremonies. Church members showed their support and pride for their respective teams. The book of Isaiah was the subject of this year’s quiz-o-rama. All the teams were required to study the entire book of Isaiah for the competition.
Congratulations to the 54th Street SDA Bible Quiz-o-Rama team: Theresa Owusu Rowe (Team Leader), Jessica Donaldson, Nirsa Oshon, Ashley Smith, Blessing Akpulonu, Darleen Akpulonu, Jasmine Reyes, Charmaine Grismore, Chanell Grismore and Isabel Mejia (runner). Sherilyn Flowers served as the team’s coach. Pastor Adolphus Garnett is the pastor of 54th Street SDA Church.
54th Street SDA church is located at 1973 W. 54th St. in Los Angeles, California 90062. You may contact the church at (323) 292-2762.