David Best bio - urban emphasis

David Best is an award-winning author who has served as an urban pastor in California, New York and Kiev, Ukraine. He is the author of the highly acclaimed multi-media program, Successfully Serving the City.

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 included being a 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. Later, he consulted with the Church of the Nazarene’s Mission Strategy USA/Canada on urban mission initiatives and served the denomination as Mission Coordinator for Urban Ministries.

David and his wife, Marilyn, live in New York City’s historic Harlem neighborhood where he coordinates the Center for Urban Strategy Development and leads Towel & Basin from its office in Nashville, Tennessee. David can be reached through https://DavidBestOnline.com .