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Dustie Gregson

The Table


Dustie Gregson holds a very special place in my heart. She’s like a second mother to my sisters and I. Her and her husband Andy are role models to many. Her sons are my best friends. The Gregson family is basically family to me! Before I get into this post, I want anyone who may read this to know how special Dustie truly is. She’s a dreamer. A visionary. A catalyst for change in her community and state. The story behind her restaurant “The Table” is extraordinary!


Why did you choose “The Table” ?



“I was sitting in church one day and the pastor began to read Luke 24:30-31. ‘When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.’ As I was listening to the pastor, God spoke so clearly through this that it chilled my entire body. I immediately wrote in my journal this is the name…The Table.”



The best part about that passage is how beautiful the breaking of bread is and how the disciples didn’t even know who Jesus was. Those verses took place after Jesus had already died on the cross and returned to his disciples. Yet, through a simple meal at The Table with Jesus, right then and there their eyes were opened.


“My heart is that when people come in this place, their eyes would be opened when sitting at The Table.”



The idea of The Table isn’t just scripture to Dustie. The way she grew up around her family sharing meals at the table holds a special place in her heart. “The table is such a significant place for me as far as the broken. There’s something that happens when you break bread together.” Her family housed many broken people here and there when she was a little girl. This representation of Kingdom family spoke volumes to little Dustie as God began to cultivate a passion inside her.


“People ask me questions about the name and even the atmosphere of this place all the time.”


There truly is something unique when you step foot inside The Table Farm Bakery on 139 S Church St in Asheboro, North Carolina. You can feel a peace in your spirit simply being inside the building. “My search for a place and concept was ongoing for about eight years. Through prayer and patience we were blessed with a beautiful building that was built in 1925 and is now in the Historical Registry. Andy and I spent a lot of time scraping windows, pulling down plaster and painting. I am thankful for the hours spent renovating because the building became ours…it took on a heartbeat. We were not only preparing the physical structure but we were preparing an atmosphere like we had at home. Our doors opened in 2013 to a community that embraced us.”


Since the beginning what have you taken away from your experiences?


“The power of redemption and restoration. Seeing people come here very broken and start working for us. Then through simply loving them and being a light, able to see the difference and change in them is truly special.”


Over the years, The Table has become a local favorite. Whether the high-school kid is

stopping in to grab a latte, or a business meeting is happening over some of their signature sandwiches, this place is always illuminating the community! Everything in life comes down to sitting at The Table with Jesus. It’s in that place of sitting with friends and family, giving thanks, and breaking bread where our eyes are truly opened. Never forget how powerful a simple meal around the table can truly be!


We get to release this piece during a special time...This month of May The Table is celebrating its 5th birthday! As a business, restaurant, bakery, and family! Please make sure you check out The Table’s website! If you live nearby or are passing through the great state of North Carolina, do yourself favor and go see my dear friend Dustie and take your seat at The Table!


I hope you enjoyed reading the fourth Kingdom Business Feature we’ve done!

Love ya Dust!


- Matt

www.thetablefarmbakery.com


The Table Farm Bakery The Table on Elm

139 S Church St 227 S Elm St

Asheboro, NC 27203 Greensboro, NC 27401

336.736.8628 336.542.0395