Meet The Pastor


Pastor Robert Best was born and raised in NYC. He joined the Navy in 1981 at the age of 17 and served for 26 years fighting for the great USA. He gave his life to Jesus in 1991 and in 1993 he was introduced to the 3 Angels messages and became a baptized Seventh-day Adventist Christian as a result of being stationed aboard a ship with a Seventh-day Adventist chaplain. The Lord would soon use Pastor Best as he used the Adventist chaplain that baptized him as He (Pastor Best) would become one of the first Adventist laymen to hold an Evangelistic meeting onboard a Naval Warship which resulted in multiple baptisms.  Pastor Best has been used by the Lord to bring prophetic enlightenment to hundreds of men women and children. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Psychology from Excelsior University while serving in the Navy. Immediately after retirement He attended the Amazing Facts College of Evangelism and graduated at the top of his class in 2007. After graduating from Amazing Facts, He was hired by the North California conference as a Bible Worker/Co-Pastor of the Citrus Heights SDA Church. It was during this time that he received a call to Pastoral ministry and went on to Andrews University to earn a Masters of Divinity and Masters of Social Work Degree. In May 2012, Robert was inducted into the PHI KAPPA Social Work honor society. In August of 2012 Pastor Best was hired by the Lake Region Conference, where he served for 7 years, pastoring the Independence Blvd and Straford Memorial churches. In July 2019 He was hired by the Allegheny East Conference and was assigned to the New Life SDA Church in Philadelphia, PA. He is married to Teresa Best and has 3 adult children, Robert, Hannah, and Jaquan.

His favorite scripture is Romans 1:16,17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith." His ministry philosophy is “I AM ONLY ONE, BUT I AM STILL ONE, I CAN NOT DO EVERYTHING, BUT I STILL CAN DO SOMETHING AND BECAUSE I CAN NOT DO EVERYTHING I WILL NOT REFUSE TO DO THE ONE THING I CAN DO”! In his spare time,

Robert enjoys spending time with others, sports, physical fitness, and bowling.