Pastor


Dejan Buljovcic

In my own words...

I was raised in former Yugoslavia in an atheistic home without any religious influence for the first 14 years of my life. As a young atheist, I was dedicated to disprove any religion and especially Christianity. But the more I studied, the more I became doubtful about atheistic claims. My faith in atheism started to crumble, and with all the evidence around me I couldn’t hold onto that belief any more.

 

Because of my strong opposition to Christianity I didn’t become a Christian until after some two years passed. My journey to God and acceptance of Jesus as my Savior was rough and marked with pain, with two near-death experiences caused by none other than myself. But by the grace of God, He opened my eyes and my heart to cry out to Him in the midst of my pain. At about the age of 16 I gave my life to God. And there I was, that kid who was once angry and full of hate, experiencing the love and forgiveness that is found in Jesus. That was a dramatic change. Everything made sense, my questions that were never answered in atheism were answered. Life made sense. Existence made sense. My life was in God’s hands.

 

In the years following my conversion I have experienced great works of God in my life. He preserved my life through army service so that I could return home safely as a veteran. I was able to see Him use my love of music, skateboarding and apologetics to share the gospel with many. Between 2002 and 2005 He opened a door so that I could go to Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe in Vajta, Hungary where I met my wife. And since, 2005 we have been on this journey together serving Jesus in Serbia, Idaho-USA, and now here in Edmonton.