The team moves on to “The American Bible Challenge” finals to compete for the $100,000 prize
Matthew Blanton, Sam Altis, and Drew Vinson
Theological Seminary students won $5,000 and a place in the finals during a
thrilling semi-final episode of bible trivia game show “The American Bible
which aired nationally on Thursday night.
The students --
Sam Altis and Drew Vinson from Fuller’s School of Theology and Matthew Blanton
from the School of Intercultural Studies – took the top prize two
and advanced to the semi-finals of the popular Game Show Network program hosted
by comedian Jeff Foxworthy.
night, the two-part semi-finals had six teams competing for a place in the
finals and a shot at a $100,000 grand prize. The Fuller team made their way
past the first round of eliminations, but lost to Team Food Fighters in the
Still, the team
came away with a $5,000 prize for charity, which brings their total winnings
to-date to $25,000. The Fuller team’s previous win earned them $20,000 to go to
the charity of their choice. Altis, Vison, and Blanton, called Team Boys Next
Door, chose Oasis, a faith-based non-profit organization in
Pasadena, CA that works to end human trafficking.
“We are so
thrilled that Fuller students Matthew, Sam, and Drew chose to play the American
Bible Challenge for Oasis, and even more thrilled that they have already made
it through two rounds, raising $25,000 so far!” said Joel Griffith, Executive
Director of Oasis USA.
But it isn’t
over for the team yet. At the end of the episode, “The Boys Next Door”
correctly answered a “wild card” question, which earned them a spot in the
In the final
episode, which airs next Thursday, the team will face-off with two other
California teams – Team Food Fighters from Sacramento, CA and
Team Judson’s Legacy from Orange County.
“We will be
anxiously watching the final and so thankful the ‘Boys Next Door’ has made a
stand with us to ‘end trafficking 1 Community at a time,” Griffith said.