About David Newquist

All the Word to All the World in Song  -  To the Glory of God

It is with joy and honor that Word for Word Ministries trumpets to all nations            

 THE SCRIPTURE MEMORY PROJECT                         

Project Background


This is John David Newquist the founder of Word for Word Ministries and the Scripture Memory Project. I am the creator of a new field of education and learning called logosong - a new and unique way of combining words and music designed to help persons memorize vast amounts of text.

          Millions worldwide will now be able to memorize God's Word

                                  Cover to Cover  &   Word for Word!

The Bible is God’s inspired Word to man containing objective eternal truth.

The Bible affirms that “Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (holy living, in conformity to God's will in thought, purpose, and action), so that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work” II Timothy 3: 16-17 Amplified Bible

The Bible commands that its contents become a daily source of thought and meditation for all those who would seek after God’s will for their lives. The Bible is the special revelation of God to man - and it is alive! See Hebrews 4:12  We are to delight in God's Word and teach it to our own children!

"And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart: And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up. And you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house, and on your gates." Deuteronomy 6:6-9

We are to memorize the Word of God. Psalm 119:11 says, "Your word I have hid in my heart that I might not sin against You." We are to meditate on the Word of God. "His delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law does he meditate day and night." Psalm 1

Logically, memorization of scripture facilitates cogitation.   This has long been recognized and has spawned many attempts at scripture memorization over the years.Some of those attempts have intentionally used music as a means to memorize scripture verses or passages. Nevertheless -

This project is unique.  I have developed a complete system
of scripture memorization that encompasses the entire Bible word-for-word. 

It combines music and modern technology into a systematic
'plug and play' learning approach that allows individuals
to memorize as much of the Bible as they desire.

Educational Background

My undergraduate study was accomplished at the University of Washington, Portland State University, Multnomah School of the Bible, and Portland Bible College where I studied oceanography, ethnomusicology, English literature, theology, and practical ministry respectively.

Graduate work was accomplished at Summit Bible College, UCLA, Fresno State University, Fresno Pacific University, Fuller Seminary,  and other major universities with divergent studies including marriage and family therapy, educational psychology, theology, international relations. My master's degree is in educational psychology and my doctorate in practical ministry.

I am an Educational Psychologist (LIC #2508), music composer, ordained minister, and  Director of Ministry for Summit Bible College.  I have served as a pastor, church planter, and have circumnavigated the world preaching the gospel and bringing help to the persecuted Church.

Their voice has gone out to all the earth and their words to the ends of the world!  
                                                           Romans 8:17

Now God's Word can truly "dwell richly" in the heart and mind of every believer.