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Staff Profile: Coleman “Busta Rhyme” Ross

by Evan RobertsPosted Dec 20, 2018


We sat down with Coleman “Busta Rhyme” Ross this summer to get to know him a little bit better. Here is what he had to say!

How did you end up at Pine Cove? What’s your current position?

I was a camper at the Woods for eleven years along with my family. Afterward, I spent four years on summer staff at the Woods! I’m now on my fourth year of full-time staff, and am currently serving as the men’s director at the Bluffs.

Tell me about your family. Do you have any fun facts about your family?

I have a wife named McKenzie, who I’ve been married to for three and a half years. We also have a little guy named Harrison who turned one in April, and baby Paxton joined our family in October. A fun fact is that Harrison and I share the same birthday: April 26th.


How did you get your name?

My camp name is “Busta Rhyme.” I got it because I’ve split my head open four times and I like rap music and music in general.

What is your most embarrassing camp moment?

I once did a birthday rap for a made up camper. Chris Boddy tricked me and the person on stage with me. I figured it out as soon as I said the camper’s name.

What did you want to be when you were younger?

I wanted to be a NBA basketball player. I played in high school!


What is your favorite bible verse or passage of scripture?

I think it’s 1 Corinthians 13:11 – “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.” I like this verse because I think it describes my development spiritually.

Can you tell me any stories of life transformation that you have witnessed at camp?

A few years ago, we had a couple renew their vows at camp, so that was pretty cool. We even had a party for them, cake and all!

What is your favorite camp activity?

I would have to say the dad’s splash competition. It’s a belly flop competition that we do at the Bluffs. I haven’t participated myself, but one of these days I might give it a try!


What does Pine Cove mean to you?

Pine Cove has helped me grow in my relationship with the Lord, as well as helped solidify my role as a husband and a father to my family. I think that’s simply because I’m surrounded by godly men who can push me, as well as college students who I can set the example for.


Evan Roberts

Summer Staff

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