Dr. David Busic, president of Nazarene Theological Seminary
ENC is pleased to announce Dr. David Busic, president of Nazarene Theological Seminary, as the 2013 Winter Revival speaker, January 16-18. Dr. Busic will speak during college chapel services and at evening services.
Wednesday and Friday - 10:25am
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - 7:00pm
Dr. David Busic is the ninth president of Nazarene Theological Seminary. His election on August 31, 2011, by the Board of Trustees was precipitated by the resignation of Dr. Ronald P. Benefiel.
Dr. Busic, 47, is a native of Central Oklahoma and was raised in Bethany. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Nazarene University and the Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary. In 2010, Southern Nazarene University conferred the Doctor of Divinity degree to him. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Dr. Busic was ordained in the Church of the Nazarene in 1991. After serving in associate pastor roles in Oklahoma and Kansas, he served three churches as senior pastor: Vineyard Community Church of the Nazarene in Livermore, California; Central Church of the Nazarene in Lenexa, Kansas; and most recently the historic congregation of Bethany First Church of the Nazarene in Bethany, Oklahoma. During his tenure there, Dr. Busic helped initiate and establish the Swaziland Partnership in 2007 to help reduce the HIV/AIDS rate and to assist vulnerable children in Swaziland, Africa.
Dr. Busic has a distinguished tradition of service to the International Church of the Nazarene. He has served as a member of the General Board, the governing body of the denomination, from 2009 to present. During this time he was also elected President of the USA National Board. From 2005 to the present, Dr. Busic continues to serve as a member of the Board of General Superintendents’ Thought Partners, a think tank for critical issues facing the Church of the Nazarene.
Other denominational boards, councils, and positions Dr. Busic has served include Northern California District Nazarene Youth International President, Kansas City District Advisory Board, Northwest Oklahoma District Advisory Board, and Oklahoma District Advisory Board. He has also served on the Nazarene Theological Seminary Board of Trustees, Southern Nazarene University Board of Trustees, and as Adjunct Professor of Preaching at Nazarene Theological Seminary.
Dr. Busic has published numerous articles, co-authored two books, A Pastor’s Guide to Effective Preaching and Sharing My Faith, and was co-editor of Preacher’s Magazine: A Preaching Resource in the Wesleyan Tradition from 2000 to 2007. His preaching is widely respected throughout the church, making him a sought after speaker and leadership advisor.
Dr. Busic and his wife, Christi, currently reside in Kansas City, Missouri. They have three grown children, Megan, and husband, Joel Cantwell; Benjamin, and wife, Alicia; and Madison.