Dr. David Busic is the ninth president of Nazarene 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.
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.