1770-1848

November 4, 1770, Caroline County, Virginia.

December 1, 1848, Salem, Virginia.

Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Sparta, Virginia.

Broaddus was raised an Episcopalian, but became a Baptist in 1789. He was ordained in 1791, and served numerous pastorates in Virginia: Burrus (1793-1820); while at Burrus also served Bethel, Fredericksburg, Upper Zion, Beulah, and Mangohick on rotational basis; Salem (1820-48); and Upper King and Queen (1827-48). He edited the Christian Baptist (1826-30) and wrote for it under the pseudonym Paulinus, and for the Religious Herald under the name Christianos. Broaddus is also remembered as a draughtsman, painter of portraits and landscapes, hymnologist, poet and teacher. His works include:

  1. Help Thy Servant, Gracious Lord
  2. O Come to the Fountain and Drink
  3. How Solemn the Signal I Hear!
  4. Restless Thy Spirit, Poor Wandering Sinner
  5. Send Thy Blessing, Lord, We Pray