“The difference between a bivocational pastor and a full-time pastor is very little—we’re both longwinded, amen?”
Bruce Sasse drew laughs with that comment and several others as he accepted the 2016 award as Bivocational Pastor of the Year. Sasse serves Columbus Baptist Church in Keyesport.
The church was down to 15 attenders when he was called. Now it’s up to 60 most weeks, and they’re building a new sanctuary.
Sasse was nominated by Joe Lawson (far right in photo), director of missions for Louisville and Rehoboth Associations. “He has a love of God, he shares his faith freely, he’s the community pastor,” Lawson said, describing Sasse’s role in Keyesport. In addition to pastoring, he worked as manager of a plastics plant in Vandalia.
Sasse accepted the award with his wife, Cheri. It was presented by IBSA Executive Director Nate Adams.