Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Theology
David Busic has been the president of Nazarene Theological Seminary since October 2011. 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, during which 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.
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 most recent book, Perfectly Imperfect: Character Sketches from the Old Testament, is due for release in Spring 2013. His preaching is widely respected throughout the church, making him a sought after speaker and leadership advisor.
David and his wife, Christi, currently reside in Kansas City, Missouri. They have three grown children, Megan, Benjamin, and Madison.