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:

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art rogers
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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
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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

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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


Wednesday, November 02, 2005


I love music. It has been a great part of my life. I have played the piano and guitar since I was in Jr. High. I also played the trumpet but when I got to high school the band director made us choose between the band and football. I chose football. (I'm such a jock!) No wonder there was so much animosity between the jocks and the band. There is something magical about music. It moves you. It brings creativity. I would be lying to say I like all music. I can tollerate classical. I hate rap and country. Boy bands have to go! I am a 80's rocker at heart. But I really like the modern praise and worship music. I think there is something spiritual about music. King Saul needed music to sooth his soul. David played music. He danced for God. (rythemed or interpretive movement for baptists) When I hear certain songs it brings up memories and pictures in my mind. Whenever Cass hears I can only Imagine she cries because it reminders her of her dad's and step-moms funerals last year. Music in churches causes controversy. That is a shame. We all want what we want! I had a vision for the music I wanted at the Bridge Church we started in Atlanta. It was going to rock! It was going to be just like Northpoint. But the guy I got to do worship didn't do that kind of music. He was a college student at the University of Georgia. Ryan played more contemplative music. It was accustic guitar with a Djembe. It was different then I had dreamed about. But I grew to love it. Some of the people who joined our church decided they didn't like the music. They wanted more hymns in new church! Contemporary music is hard to pinpoint. What was contemporary 100 years ago is not anymore. Shout to the Lord is considered an oldie! What is in today might be out tomorrow. We church leaders need to be sensitive to this. 20 years from now the music will be much different than now. I may not like it, but if it reaches lost people, I will tollerate it---no I will grow to love it because it connects with people and worships God. John Maxwell attends Northpoint Church in Alpharetta, GA. He doesn't care for the music but he attends because God is moving in that church. He says when he wants his music, he gets in his car and listens to a CD he likes. What a great attitude. I don't but into the type of music we play on Wednesdays. If it connects with the students and praises God then I'm all for it. I just love music!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 11/02/2005 01:23:00 PM


Blogger Jason Burns said...

Too True!!

11/02/2005 06:15:00 PM  

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