Jeff Foxworthy inks a deal to host ‘fun and entertaining’ Bible game show for GSN

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Hot on the heels of his foray into the political world, having campaigned with Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, veteran comedian Jeff Foxworthy announced he’ll be hosting a new game show– about the Bible.

The American Bible Challenge (I shit you not) will air on GSN, where Foxworthy already hosts Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? “I am excited to be hosting a show about the bestselling book of all time,” Foxworthy says. “It will be interesting to find out what people really know, and an opportunity to present the Bible in a fun and entertaining way.”

Part of the show will be centered around the contestant’s home lives, as the network explained their personal stories will be shared with the audience. Contestants will form teams and will represent “worthy faith-based organizations,” to which all cash won will go, according to GSN. The show pilot is scheduled to shoot later this month.

Although not a huge part of his stand-up act, the Atlanta-based Foxworthy has never been shy about being a practicing Christian. In a 2007 interview with Don McLaughlin, minister of the North Atlanta Church of Christ, the comedian explains his religious journey, citing his mother as his inspiration. “I came to know Jesus at a very young age, seven years old,” he says, adding that although it was easy to love Jesus he wasn’t always convinced he could take his religion as seriously as some other worshipers. “God is infinitely creative and yet loves all of us. God said I can use you. You are as much a part of this body as the guy standing at the pulpit, and that was a real breakthrough for me.”

You can watch the full interview below.

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