In 1982, the General Sunday School Division of the UPCI birthed the vision to see Bible Quizzing brought to the younger generation. Under the leadership of Donald Boatman, Marty Johnson was appointed as the first Junior Bible Quizzing Director, with approximately 30 teams in attendance at the first North American Bible Quizzing Tournament. The first junior National Champion was the team from First UPC in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 2007 Bobby Long of Houston, TX was appointed as the National Junior Bible Quizzing Director. Through the leadership of he and his wife the program grew at a spectacular rate. In their final year as directors of this great ministry, in 2015, the North American Bible Quizzing Tournament set a new record of 121 teams in attendance.