about me

Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA

Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995

Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)


quote of the week

"Pastor I don't like your plans" Bisagno, "what are your plans." man, "I don't have any." Bisagno, "I like my plans better than yours." .

Dr. John R. Bisagno:

blogs i read

marty duren
joe kennedy
art rogers
stuart delony
wade burleson
kiki cherry
david phillips
dorcas hawker
arkansas rasorbaptist
cb scott
ben cole
tim sweatman
jason sampler
mark mansheim
adam feldman
scott freeman
wes kenny
alan cross
john stickley
bowden mcelroy
c w
jamie wootten
nate goodwin
paul littleton
jeff richard young
J. A. Gillmartin
villa rica
phillips lynn
micah fries
preachin jesus
morris chapman
tim sweetman
kevin lancaster
jeremy roberts
al mohler
ronnie floyd
david rogers
sbc bloggers
greg pouncey
jason burns
howie luvzus
gary lamb
angela davis
neil elmore
jason shepherd
monday morning insight
wayne cordeiro
Southern Baptist Blog Aggregator

favorite links

my parents ministry
starbucks gossip
the ooze
willowcreek association
purpose driven
northpoint community church
springs church
albert pujols
shaun alexander
john maxwell
element 2
dale jarrett
bama magazine
bible gateway
biblical studies foundation

subscribe here

Enter your email address below to subscribe to Student Guru!

powered by Bloglet

listening [to]

building 429: rise

chris tomlin: live from austin music hall

various: music inspired by the chronicles of narnia

fusebox: once again

passion: How Great Is Our God

storyside:b : everything and more

delirious?: the mission bell

hillsong united: look to you


Sunday, August 21, 2005


It is intersting to me to see people who are truly humble. It is not a goal of many people. But God has a way of humbling His people. I have always been a leader. I was a pharisee in high school. Growing up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama was difficult. Now I love Bama football but T-town is a wild place. An adult magazine once ranked the top 10 party schools in the US but they said they couldn't rank Alabama because they were professionals. I saw that first hand. All my high school friends were party animals. It was hard to live as a follower of Christ. I coped by hanging out by myself for the most part. My dad pointed out to me that I was a snob. He told me to befriend the wild people at my school. Then my best friend in the world Tommy, got his girlfriend pregnant. Tommy was an awesome friend. He was active in our church and I loved him. But after he made his mistake, our church rejected him. Had it been someone else I probably would have done the same. But this was my friend. This was a humbling experience for me. The last 4 years have been humbling for me as well. We started a church with visions of greatness. It is not up to me to decide that. We did some great things and God blessed us in many ways. But in the end, it was humbling. I failed. That is life and I moved on. I moved to Mobile. This is a nice town but it is like going back in time 10 years from Atlanta. We loved Atlanta and miss the fast pace. I miss everything about it even the traffic. I saw it as lost people who needed Jesus. We had no idea what we were coming into here. I will not point fingers because I don't know what happened. My guess is the church got prideful in what it had accomplished. Our new pastor quoted from Deuteronomy 8:2 (New International Version) New International Version (NIV) "Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands." Maybe that is what happened to FBTC. Maybe that is what is happening to me. In my past everything I touched turned to gold. I led a woman to Christ on a dare once. I have been humbled. God may choose to humble me further. OK. I believe I have been tested. I have kept the faith. People ask me how I'm doing. It stinks sometimes, but my faith is stronger than ever. Is that humility? I don't know. But I'm grateful that God loves me enough to think that I can handle his testing.

posted by Kevin Bussey at 8/21/2005 11:51:00 PM


Post a Comment

<< Home


get to know me

article in local paper
i am recovering pharisee
origin of k-dawg

Reading Now

The Cure for the Common Life
by Max Lucado

Recent Reads

The Creative Leader: Unleashing the Power of Your Creative Potential
by Ed Young Jr.

Your Spritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow
by C. Peter Wagner

Why Men Hate Going to Church
by David Murrow

Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders
by Aubrey Malphurs

must reads

The Next Generation Leader: Five Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future
by Andy Stanley

Choosing to Cheat : Who Wins When Family and Work Collide?
by Andy Stanley

The Best Question Ever
by Andy Stanley

Radical Reformission, The: Reaching Out without Selling Out
by Mark Driscoll

A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey
by Brian McLaren

The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren

Too Busy Not to Pray: Slowing Down to Be With God
by Bill Hybels

A Passionate Church
by Mike Breen and Walt Kallenstad

A Passionate Life
by Mike Breen and Walt Kallenstad

Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
by Donald Miller

Searching for God Knows What
by Donald Miller

Spiritual Leadership: Moving People to God's Agenda
by Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby

previous posts

Winning with People part II
Control or not to control?
Road Trip
Staying out of stuff
Dennis The Menice
Random Thoughts

creative commons
Subscribe with Bloglines Blogarama - The Blogs Directory Add to My Yahoo! Southern Baptist Blog
Aggregator Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

My blog is worth $18,065.28.
How much is your blog worth?

Find me on MySpace and be my friend!