Local boy competes in national Bible drill

local boyColin Hautmann, son of Carol Ann Taylor and grandson of Catherine Snelgrove and a member of Lake O’Pines Baptist Church, competed in the National Invitational Tournament for Youth and High School Bible Drill and Youth Speakers on June 16 in Brunswick, Ga. He competed in the youth category

and represented the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. Colin started in Children’s Bible Drill when he was a 4th grader. In August 2016, as a seventh grader he began in Youth Bible Drill. On March 19, 2017, he competed at the church level, and moved on to compete at the Associational level on March 26.

On April 8, he competed at the Regional level. There are three regions in Texas and only the 12 top scores move on to compete at the State level. He was in the top 12, and on May 6, he competed at the State level. After State competition he received a scholarship and was chosen to represent the Southern Baptist Convention of Texas at the National Invitational Tournament for Youth and High School Bible Drill and Youth Speakers.


Bible Drill is a program that helps children/youth hide God’s word in their heart by memorizing scriptures. It gives them knowledge of where all books are in the Bible, where particular scriptures are and where key passages are located that will help them through life. Each competition consists of the following categories: Bible Book Calls, Scripture Search Calls, Identifying Verses Calls, Doctrinal Calls, and Bible Answer Call. The participants have eight seconds to find the particular call and step forward.

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