Senior Pastor

James P. Broughton, III

Reverend James Broughton has been the Senior Pastor of Damascus International Fellowship (Formally Damascus Missionary Baptist Church) for fourteen years.
Reverend Broughton received his theological training from Jessup College (San Jose, CA.) where he received a B.S. degree in Christian Leadership and Theology in 2002. He received a Th.M. in Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary Northwest in 2005. In addition to the training he receives in service, Reverend Broughton is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry Degree at Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, WA. He plans to graduate in the Summer of 2024.

Reverend Broughton serves on the board for the Nehemiah Initiative Seattle, a faith-based community development initiative that addresses the displacement of  Black churches and Black families from urban areas in Seattle. Pastor Broughton has served as the president, chair, and/or dean of a number of faith-based organizations. His former tenures include:  President of United Black Christian Clergy of Washington (UBCCW), Dean of Congress, North Pacific Baptist Convention Washington State; Board of Trustees CRISTA Ministries; and served as the 1st Vice President of the North Pacific Baptist Convention (2006 – 2014). He continues to serve as the President of the Damascus Family Resource Center (DFRC) (2015 – Present).

Pastor's vision...

The burden of Reverend Broughton’s heart is to inspire and develop transformational leaders who compassionately disciple others. Reverend Broughton believes in the missional imperative of leadership development that organizes and empowers individuals and organizations to elevate their character, competence, and commitment according to 2 Timothy 2:2.

Pastor's Family...

The Joy and Crown of Pastor Broughton is his lovely wife of 21 years, Tammi.
The Broughtons have a blended family that includes twin adult daughters Dominique and Cymone; the blessing of their union, Anaiah, and two grandsons—Cameron and Casiah.