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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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"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." .

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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


Friday, May 19, 2006

Minister's microphone causes a wee splash at church

Hasn't this been a fear of all ministers? A MINISTER had his congregation squirming with embarrassment when he used the toilet during a service and forgot to switch off his clip-on radio microphone. Nature called during a break in proceedings and the Rev John Hawdon forgot to switch off his microphone, which broadcast his every splash and sigh to the congregation. Read the story here. I remember seeing Leslie Nielsen having the same thing happen to him in Naked Gun 2 1/2. An elderly lady who attended the service said:
"Maybe we are getting too clever with things like radio microphones. Mr Hawdon certainly made a splash."
Has this ever happened to you?

posted by Kevin Bussey at 5/19/2006 09:33:00 AM


Blogger Jamie Wootten said...

No. But don't think it doesn't cross my mind every time I "mike" up. As a rule I never trust the sound guy either. His mistake is your embarassment!!!

5/19/2006 11:57:00 AM  
Blogger Jamie Wootten said...

Btw, wasn't it the first Naked Gun in which that scene with Neilson occured?

5/19/2006 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger CW said...

That's hilarious! Because of Naked Gun, I always check mine when nature calls. One time it happened to be on during an offering, when I was griping about our music that morning. My unkind comments were broadcast to the radio audience. Embarrassing.

5/19/2006 12:37:00 PM  
Blogger Dorcas said...

That is hilarious!

5/19/2006 01:34:00 PM  
Blogger jowiki said...

Very funny! I thought my former pastor leaving his mike on while he sand was funny, well horrible, but funny.

5/19/2006 04:02:00 PM  
Blogger Jeff Richard Young said...

Actually, the way it happened to me is that I went into my office during the offertory and watched that scene from that movie, and my mic caught the sound of that.


5/19/2006 07:43:00 PM  
Blogger martyduren said...

Jamie hit it; where was the stinkin' sound man??

That did happen to one of the previous pastors at our church. He also did this:

While driving to Mississippi with his wife, she laid down in the back seat to go to sleep. Somewhere in Alabama, he stopped to go to the restroom. Unbeknownst to him, she also got out and went into the ladies room. Returning to the car, he left and got back on the interstate, while she was in the convenience store. But it gets better.

For the next two hours, almost to Mississippi, he talked to an empty back seat, while his wife had to go home with the guy who ran the convenience store.

Leaving the mic on doesn't sound so bad now.

5/19/2006 09:40:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...


Something similar happened to my parents.

5/19/2006 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger Wes Kenney said...

May Fyffe, a parishioner, said: "Mr Hawdon is an awful nice man and well-respected...He likes to tell a wee joke, too."

Well, now he is a "wee" joke...

5/19/2006 11:28:00 PM  

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