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"American Bible Challenge" will include Akron team

By Rich Heldenfels Published: April 16, 2014

The new season begins May 22 on GSN. The Akron team is:

TEAM DEVOTED DIVAS. Charity: Unity in the Community, which provides education, community enhancement and public services. Team Members: Patrice Smith, Gloria Williams and Randi Bibbs

It is one of three Ohio teams, joining ones from Hilliard and Otway.

The other 17 teams who will kick off Season 3 of THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE are below.

TEAM BAREFOOT AMBASSADORS

Hometown:  Charlotte, NC

Charity:  Samaritan’s Feet, which gives shoes to needy kids

Team Members: Natychia Young, Catrina Reese and Belinda Jackson

TEAM BIBLE BELTS

Hometown:  Otway, OH

Charity:  Kicks For Jesus, which offers free martial arts instruction

Team Members:  Jonathan King, Matt Phipps and Brad Harris

 

TEAM CHEFS TO THE RESCUE

Hometown:  Portsmouth, VA

Charity:  Mercy Chefs, exists to serve professionally prepared, high-quality meals to the victims of local, state and national emergencies

Team Members:  Walter Taylor, Gary LeBlanc and Peggy Williford

 

TEAM CROWN JEWELS

Hometown:  Lumberton, NC

Charity:  The Vs Cancer Foundation works with sports teams to do fundraising drives for cancer

Team Members:  Hannah Webb, Victoria Huggins and Kelly Glendennin

 

TEAM FASHION OF THE CHRIST

Hometown: New York, NY

Charity: Uniting Against Lung Cancer raises money to research and help prevent lung cancer

Team Members:  Glen Proctor, Bruce Proctor and Robby Cecil

 

TEAM GOSPEL FOR TEENS

Hometown:  New York, NY

Charity: The Mama Foundation of the Arts aims to present, promote and preserve the history and fundamentals of gospel music, jazz and blues

Team Members:  Tru Osborne, Trystan Fields-Newton and Percy Henry

 

TEAM HEARTLAND GUARDS
Hometown:  Buda, IL

Charity:  Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions in the United States and its territories.

Team Members:  Dane Barnett, Ryan Beach and Quinn Brandt

 

TEAM KORI’S CRUSADERS

Hometown:  Bunker Hill, IN

Charity:  The Irok Foundation assists families with day-to-day expenses that are not covered under insurance.

Team Members:  Andre Mitchell, Heather Morgan and Andrew Draper

 


TEAM LIFT YOUR VOICE

Hometown:  Hilliard, OH

Charity:  The National MPS Society

Team Members:  David Faile, Rachel Wojnarowski and Matt Wojnarowski.

 

TEAM THREE WISE WOMEN

Hometown:  Providence, UT

Charity:  One Heart for Bulgaria, which provides a quality life for Bulgarian orphans

Team Members:  Jill Mason, Deborah Gardner and Heidi Barker

 

TEAM PEARLY SKATES

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Charity: Donate Life (North Carolina) helps families cover the costs of donation surgeries

Team Members: Bethany Pergerson, Millie Bomar, and Ciara Healy

 

TEAM PRAYER PATROL

Hometown:  Joplin, MO

Charity:  Rebuild Joplin, a non-profit that builds homes for those who suffered from the Joplin tornado

Team Members:  Brian Lewis, Matthew Stewart and Shane Dotson

 

 

TEAM QUEENS OF ARTS

Hometown:  Queens, NY

Charity:  The Arts & Education Continuum provides music art programs for kids

Team Members:  Christine George, Cladusia Smartt, and Theresa Stembridge

 

 

TEAM RHYMZ WITH GRACE

Hometown:  Mobile, AL

Charity:  Home of Grace helps victims of abuse

Team Members:  Seth Brasher, Harrison Hughes and Kory Van Matre

 

 

TEAM FAITHFUL FATHERS

Hometown:  St. Paul, MN

Charity:  NET Ministries hosts getaways for young people where they are able to learn life skills and build their character in an optimistic setting

Team Members: Marc Paveglio, Mark Pavlak and Chad Van Hoose

 

 

TEAM WE’RE IN TENTS

Hometown:  Grand Rapids, MI

Charity:  Camp Michawana awards kids who would not otherwise get to go to camp

Team Members: Jessica Taber, Rochelle Visser and Brittni Hill AKA “Red Thunder”, “Spitfire”, and “Heartbreaker”

 

 

TEAM WORDS WITH FRIENDS

Hometown:  Charlotte, NC

Charity:  The VCC Church in the City Women’s Shelter offers money to underprivileged children

Team Members:  Lisa Moorehead, Shawn Cunningham and Cheryl Riley

 


 

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