Since she was a child Dr. Kim Best was a witness to how her parent’s treated others and how they served their community. They would take in foster children and help them any way they could. In addition, they did their best to assist in their community in a positive way. This upbringing served as motivation for Dr. Best to follow in their footsteps. She would go on and graduate from the Royal Business School, International Theological University. In addition, she has a BA and Masters in Arts and a Ph. D in Philosophy and Juris Doctorate as a Theologian.
“My parents served as an inspiration to the legacy of my family.”
Dr. Best has been working hard in so many areas for over 50 years it is a shock she keeps on moving forward. In all that time she has garnered close to six hundred awards. There were a few awards that she felt close to her heart like the United Nations Award for Community Service, Humanitarian Award, White House Presidential Award from Joe Biden, and the Congressional Award twice. All these served as a testament to the hard work and time she devoted to helping others in various ways.
As the title says she has worn many hats and still does. Five prominent ones are President of the 79th Precinct Council (for 35 years), CEO of Healing Hearts Chaplaincy Ministries, Inc., Chief Apostle World Missions, International Governor, and Chairman of the Brooklyn Hospital Advisory Board. But one of the most important roles to her is to be a servant of God who has made the way for her to accomplish her goals.
“I enjoy helping people, creating a safety net and mentoring underprivileged children. I deal with people from all walks of life. My dream for unity and peace is no different than what Martin Luther King was looking to achieve.”- “I have a dream.”
Dr. Best also worked for the Sanitation Department and earned the nickname “Dirty Harry” since she would take jobs no one else wanted. She became the go to person at the department working in Procurement and Follow-Up. Additionally, she also dabbled in real estate as a National Mortgage Underwriter, and Loan Auditor, which
is a very demanding profession. Another important hat she wears is that she is an advocate for empowering women as the CEO of “Power Women and Community Building.”
As you can tell, Dr. Best does not leave any stone un-turned with the many roles she has under her belt. Currently, she is working on a scholarship at a hospital for a dear friend who recently passed on. She continues to expand her Chaplaincy on a citywide, and national and international levels. On November 4th, she will be appointed as the Ambassador of African Heritage. She is a one-woman army who is determined on improving the world around us wearing any hat that she chooses.