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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)


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Friday, March 10, 2006

Thanks to the Apostle Peter.............

I love barbecue!
Acts 11:6-8 I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles, and birds of the air. Then I heard a voice telling me, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.' "I replied, 'Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
Yesterday our church had a barbecue. With all do respect to my friends in Texas, real barbecue is made from Pork. I like all kinds of barbecue. KC style is OK. Memphis style is good. North Alabama has an awesome white sauce. SC has a mustard base and Lexington, NC barbecue is great too. But my favorite is Eastern NC barbecue! It has a vinegar sauce that just tastes great. We suffered in Texas for three years @ Southwestern without having REAL barbecue! I'm glad to be back where people know how to make barbecue! The barbecue was a great success and raised a lot of money. There is something funny about poetic justice. Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death. That's what they get for trying to ruin a good barbecue!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 3/10/2006 08:33:00 PM


Blogger Gary Lamb said...

Kevin, NC BBQ can't be better then Willamson Bros. in Canton, can it?

3/10/2006 09:16:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

WB is good. Like I said I like all BBQ. But the EC style is really good!

3/10/2006 09:18:00 PM  
Blogger Wes Kenney said...

A little help, if you would. My only experience with eastern "BBQ" is with some sauce I remember from my childhood. I remember my dad bringing it home from a trip, it had a pig on the label, it was mustard based, and I used it on fried bologna. What can I say, I was 12.

Anyway, as I'll be heading east in, oh, say mid-June, I was hoping to find this sauce, and this time to use it as God intended. Any idea what I'm talking about?

3/10/2006 09:38:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...


The mustard based is SC BBQ. Eastern NC BBQ is spicy with vinegar. It is awesome!

3/10/2006 09:40:00 PM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

guys, guys, it's not about the sauce. it's about the smoked goodness of animal flesh.

mmmmmm beeeeef. mmmmmmmm pork.


3/10/2006 10:57:00 PM  
Blogger Stephen Pruett said...

Where is the policy prohibiting missionaries who like NC BBQ? I grew up on my grandpa's version which was smoked all day and daubed with his special secret sauce. He even slipped raccoon in amongst the pork ribs one time, and nobody asked about it until it was almost gone. When I moved to NC for a couple of years, people there told us we just had to try some real NC BBQ. My wife and I went to the place they recommended, tasted our first bite, and immediately gave each other the same look and said at the same time, "they have got to be kidding". The vinegar twang was just too much for us I guess. Glad you get some enjoyment from it though.

3/11/2006 12:07:00 AM  
Blogger Bowden McElroy said...

"Suffered in Texas... without having REAL barbecue!"

Just when I was really getting to like you, you have to go and knock Texas BBQ: "the food of the gods".

Next you'll probably tell me you're really a communist and don't like Mom or apple pie, either.

3/11/2006 12:27:00 AM  
Blogger Wes Kenney said...

So I have to detour into SC on this trip if I'm to relive this childhood memory on something besides bologna? Any specific suggestions?

3/11/2006 12:56:00 AM  
Blogger Dorcas said...

This debate is now running on your and Marty's blog. Obviously we are going to have to have a cook-off at some point bringing together both beef and pork and all the different styles of sauce, and just try them all. What I want to know is does anyone consider chicken as part of the BBQ equation at all ... it has been quite common at our family picnics in the past. Well, basically anything you could put BBQ sauce on counted. It was all about the sauce ... not the meat.

3/11/2006 06:18:00 AM  
Blogger art rogers said...



I have lived in both TX and NC and can truly say:

Only reprobates and the unregenerate would claim that vile vinegar slime as God's ordained sauce.

Not to mention that you put it on that horribly abused excuse for meat - "pulled pork." They eat that nastiness here in Kentucky, too.

I need to see if NAMB will give me some money since I am obviously a missionary in America.

Fortunately for me, the local bbq place, while majoring in the vile nastiness of pulled pork with vinegar ooze drizzles over it, served sandwiched between two cornbread pancakes - minor in beef brisquet with a rich smokey sauce.

Not quite as good as God's own in Texas, but what can you expect living among pagans?

3/11/2006 08:48:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Who would have thought BBQ would cause such an uproar! First to my friends in TX. I do enjoy brisquet. But given the choice, I would take Pulled Pork --specifically Eastern Carolina Pork. My only problem while we were in Ft. Worth was there was no choice. I loved Risky's BBQ Ribs. America was built on choice and Texas needs to have both beef and pork!

3/11/2006 09:08:00 AM  
Blogger Dorcas said...


Should you ever desire to come out of exile and return to the promised land (i.e. Texas!), you will be happy to know that some advances must have been made since your prior sojourn here. There is a restaurant called "Red Hot and Blue" which has seven locations throughout the DFW area including one in Arlington, and they serve pork bbq including something in a bottle called Carolina sauce ... I assume that is the vinegar concoction mentioned above. I have not yet expanded my horizons to attempt such an odd bbq ritual as pork and vinegar, and have only had the chicken caesar salad myself. So others in Texas would have to let you know if this restaurant has a true representation of what Carolina bbq really should be.

3/11/2006 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger JUSTAMOE said...

Travel 10 miles east of my grandmom's house in SC and you're in the Atlantic Ocean. Her pork bbq was vinegar-based, not mustard. Up the road a ways in the other direction, a fellow can buy pork bbq so spicy it can't be enjoyed! That, my brothers, is NOT real bbq; REAL bbq was meant to be enjoyed all over your chin and the front of your shirt!

While kdawg was suffering at seminary, the rest of us were eating all the Springcreek and Dyers bbq we could afford (free at Dyers on your birthday)! Um-um-good!

3/11/2006 09:51:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...


That is exciting news!


I liked Springcreek very much, esp. their rolls!

3/11/2006 09:57:00 AM  
Blogger Den Mother said...

The graddaddy of SC mustard-based sauce is Maurice Bessinger's "Piggy Park" out of Columbia, SC. The polically correct stores in NC won't sell it anymore...something to do with Maurice's penchant for the Confederate flag...but they do sell a reasonable facsimile thereof. If you can't get Piggy Park on line, you can pick up some cheap imitations at any grocery store in NC. I'm a vinegar sauce girl myself, but was introduced to the Piggy Park by some fellow expatriates while at seminary in TX. I don't know what it says about the sauce, but I went into labor soon after that. By the way, Red Hot and Blue doesn't have anything close to EASTERN North Carolina 'cue.

3/11/2006 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

that's it. tomorrow i'm going to dreamland for some alabama barbeque.

3/11/2006 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger Wes Kenney said...

Today I wandered into my local southeast Oklahoma grocery and inquired as to the availability of BBQ sauce that was mustard- or vinegar-based. I was politely escorted outside and SEVERELY BEATEN!

Just kidding, about the beating. But there appears to be no such thing where I live...

3/11/2006 07:35:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...


You've got to try some real BBQ when you come to G-boro.


I do miss Dreamland. "Ain't nothin like it nowhere!"

3/11/2006 08:59:00 PM  
Blogger Tim Sweatman said...

Den Mother,

Maurice's sauce is legendary. My dad's originally from SC (the Low Country), and when we used to go visit we would bring some of Maurice's sauce back home to TN.

I have learned to be tolerant when it comes to sauce, as long as it doesn't have any chunks of onion or peppers or anything else in it. Then it ain't fit to eat, no matter what style it is.

3/14/2006 04:07:00 AM  

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