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