Dr. David A. Busic was elected as general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene at the 28th General Assembly held in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, in June 2013. At the time of his election, he had been president of Nazarene Theological Seminary since 2011.
Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, David was ordained in 1991 by Dr. John A. Knight. After being an associate pastor in Oklahoma and Kansas, he served as senior pastor for three Churches of the Nazarene: Vineyard Community Church (Livermore, California), Central Church (Lenexa, Kansas), and First Church (Bethany, Oklahoma). During his tenure at Bethany First, Dr. Busic helped initiate and establish the Swaziland Partnership in 2007 to help reduce the HIV/AIDS rate and assist vulnerable children in Swaziland, Africa.
Dr. Busic received a bachelor of arts degree from Southern Nazarene University in 1988 and the master of divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1993. Southern Nazarene University conferred a doctor of divinity degree upon him in 2010. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary.
He has a distinguished tradition of service to the denomination. He has been a member of the General Board of the Church of the Nazarene, during which time he was also elected president of the USA National Board. From 2005 until 2013 he was a member of the Board of General Superintendents’ Thought Partners, a think tank for critical issues facing the church.
Busic was coeditor for the Preacher’s Magazine from 2000–2007. He has also published numerous articles and co-authored two books (A Pastor’s Guide to Effective Preaching and Sharing My Faith). He most recently authored Perfectly Imperfect: Character Sketches from the Old Testament, and Perfectly Imperfect, Character Sketches from the New Testament. His preaching is widely respected throughout the church, making him a sought after speaker and leadership advisor.
David and his wife, Christi, live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They have three grown children: Megan, Benjamin, and Madison, and one granddaughter, Kennedy.