Arlen Leon Best was born October 6, 1961 in Enid, Oklahoma to Bobbie and Dilcie Best. He accepted Christ at a very early age and entered the ministry and was recognized in his community as a young leader in the music ministry and evangelism.
Arlen graduated from Enid High School in 1979 and went on to Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma. Arlen earned multiple degrees including a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry, Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a Cognate in Apologetics, Master of Arts in Leadership, Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies. At the time of his passing, he was in the process of completing his PhD in Management with a Cognate in Leadership and Organization Strategies.
As the founder of All Nations Cathedral Church, he traveled around the globe. This experience afforded him the blessing and opportunity to create many long-lasting business relationships and friendships. He was a beloved father, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin and an exceptional friend to many.
Arlen leaves behind to mourn his death, his parents Bobbie Leon and Dilcie Marie Best; his son, Bryce A. Best and his wife, Lakin, along with their two sons, Zaydan and Zerrik; his two sisters, LaTina Best and Dawn Best and brother, Christian Seal; his two nephews, Addison Dillahunty and Noah Williams and two great nephews, Elijah Best and Apollo Best; his great niece, Autumn Williams and best friend, Michael Johnson. He also leaves to mourn him an incredible entourage of devoted friends, relatives and ministerial friends.