Best has also served as an editor, missionary, and consultant and is cofounder and currently President of Towel & Basin, Inc. He ministers to city leaders worldwide through consulting, speaking, writing, and singing. He holds the B.A. in history and M.A. in religion with an emphasis on theology and ethics.
Best’s urban ministries service to the International Church of the Nazarene has included: member of the think tank in mid-1980s that led to the implementation of Thrust to the Cities; Director of Compassionate Ministries for the Los Angeles District Thrust to the Cities; assisting Thrust to the Cities in New York, Calcutta, and San Francisco; founding coordinator of Church Extension Ministries/Church Growth Division’s Center for Urban Strategy Development (now a program of Towel & Basin); and member of the Urban Ministries Strategy Committee for Multicultural Ministries office of Church Growth Division in the mid-1990s. Currently, he consults with the Church of the Nazarene’s Mission Strategy USA/Can
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