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
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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, April 05, 2006

I witnessed to Bill Murray!!!

Remember the movie Caddyshack? Bill Murray played the part of Carl Spackler. He was the greens-keeper at the golf course the movie was based on. Today I was @ Starbucks on 7th Ave in "Uptown" Charlotte. I love "UPTOWN" Charlotte because there are so many eclectic people! I was in-between hospital visits so I went to study for my message on Sunday. I was journaling my prayer for the morning as I do everyday when a man named Thad asked if he could sit in the comfy chair next to me. I said yes and continued praying. I asked God to send me another "Person of Peace" (read A Passionate Life) my way today. God did! Thad started talking to me. Thad looks like, sounds like and acts like "Carl Spackler" (Bill Murray). I had to keep from laughing everytime he talked. I kept thinking "The Cinderella story here at Augusta about to become the Master's Champion." He was your typical "post-modern" person. He talked about Scientology, Creationism, Catholisim, etc.... I realized this was my "Person of Peace." I talked with him for over an hour about every religion in the world. Finally he realized he needed Jesus. He is in real estate/construction/fixer ups. So, the best analogy I could come up with for him to accept Christ was to make Jesus the "Head Foreman" of his life. He sat there in Starbucks and asked Jesus to become his "Head Foreman!" Praise God. He was headed back to Hilton Head today, but is moving to Uptown in a few weeks. He is going to call me when he gets back. What an awesome day! I wanted to shout: "It's in the hole!" Update: I forgot to mention that I used the Starbucks Card that Dorcas Hawker sent me a few weeks ago! Thanks Dorcas!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 4/05/2006 02:19:00 PM


Blogger Kevin said...

good job
be ready in season and out of season to give an account. I would say God is useing one of His Kids.

In Him
Kevin L.
yep it's a cool name

4/05/2006 06:42:00 PM  
Blogger Kiki Cherry said...

That is sooooooo coool!!!!! : )

Yay God.

4/05/2006 07:11:00 PM  
Blogger adam said...

that's stinkin' awesome!! i guess good things can happen in starbuc&#$ after all... (kidding)

4/05/2006 08:53:00 PM  
Blogger art rogers said...


Praise God. I am so pumped, brother. Way to BE MISSIONAL.

I am thrilled.

4/05/2006 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger Dorcas said...


You are my new hero. I have so much to learn from you about getting people to talk in public settings. I never get past "you mind if I sit here?"

By the way -- thanks for the mention of me, but you put my name in t-sip orange! I am a bleeding-maroon Aggie ...

I guess since God is using you for the good of the Kingdom, I'll forgive you ... this time. :)

4/05/2006 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

I changed it to Aggie Maroon eventhough Coach Fraud is your football coach :)

4/05/2006 10:48:00 PM  
Blogger Villa Rica said...

Brother Kevin B,

You are my kind of preacher. Maybe we can hit the streets in Greensboro together and fish for a few men during the BIG MEETIN break times.

Villa Rica

4/06/2006 12:33:00 AM  
Blogger Wade Burleson said...

Really great story.

I need you and 'Bill' standing beside me at Greensboro so the lightening rod on top of my head will be rendered impotent by the golf club you guys hold above me :)

4/06/2006 08:53:00 AM  
Blogger Neil Elmore said...

People Gettin Saved left and right

4/06/2006 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger art rogers said...

Dorcas! You're an Aggie too?

I was headed there before God called me to the ministry and changed my plans.

I got a new A&M sweatshirt when I was home for Christmas, but folkd here in KY just stare. I've had a few ask, "Whats an Aggie?"

Gig 'em!

4/06/2006 11:36:00 AM  
Blogger Phillips Lynn said...

Pastor Kevin B,

Amen!!! Another great example of ministering outside the walls. May God continue to bless you for your willingness to be used.

4/06/2006 03:43:00 PM  
Blogger Tim Sweatman said...


That's awesome!


Forget, "What's an Aggie?" Most people here in KY have to ask, "What's a football?" At least you and Dorcas aren't fans of that fake UT with the fake orange in Austin.

4/06/2006 07:53:00 PM  
Blogger Neil Elmore said...

na na na na na na na na
I aint no door mat

4/07/2006 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Jana said...

Wow Kevin, it blows me away how you can do that. I mean, I can picture it, can hear you talking, can feel the excitement that you have when you're talking 'bout Jesus. And I love to hear the stories of your encounters. By the way, do you ever sleep?

4/07/2006 12:17:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...


NO! I don't sleep :) That's why I need Starbucks!

4/07/2006 10:59:00 PM  

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i am recovering pharisee
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