Currently: Elected as the 40th General Superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene at the General Assembly in 2013.
About Dr. Busic:
David Busic (born 1964) is an ordained minister and 40th general superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene, the denomination's highest elected office. He was elected on June 25, 2013, at the 28th General Assembly and Conventions in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Prior to his election as general superintendent, Busic served as the president of the Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He has also served as the senior pastor of Bethany First Church of the Nazarene (Bethany, OK), Central Church of the Nazarene (Lenexa, KS), and Vineyard Community Church of the Nazarene (Livermore, CA). He served on staff at the Church of the Nazarene in Shawnee, Kansas.
He has served as a member of the Church of the Nazarene's General Board, as well as serving as the president of the USA National Board. He served as a member of the Board of General Superintendents' Thought Partners, a think tank for critical issues facing the Church of the Nazarene, from 2005-2013, as a member of the Southern Nazarene University Board of Trustees, and as a member of the Northwest Oklahoma District Advisory Board.
In 2007, while serving as senior pastor of Bethany First Church, Busic played a key role in establishing the Swaziland Partnership, which seeks to help reduce the HIV/AIDS rate and assist vulnerable children in Swaziland, Africa.
Busic graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion and from Nazarene Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. In May 2010, Southern Nazarene University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. As of 2013, he was also pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree in Theology and Culture from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Busic is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles. From 2000 to 2007, he served as co-editor of Preacher's Magazine: A Preaching Resource in the Wesleyan Tradition. His other books include A Pastor's Guide to Effective Preaching, Sharing My Faith, Perfectly Imperfect: Character Sketches from the Old Testament, and Perfectly Imperfect: Character Sketches from the New Testament (forthcoming in 2014).
Achievements: Busic graduated SNU and received his MDiv at NTS. During his 18 years of pastoring within the Church of the Nazarene he served as an associate pastor in Oklahoma and Kansas, followed by serving 3 churches as a head pastor. During his tenure, 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. In addition, Busic has written several articles, co-authored two books and served as editor for Preacher’s Magazine. Currently, Busic is pursuing doctoral studies at Fuller Seminary.
In His Words: “SNU helped to shape my view of servant ministry by the examples of the men and women who gave their lives to that institution. My professors not only helped establish a solid foundation of biblical and theological knowledge, more importantly they helped nurture a love for God and the Scriptures that has never left me.”