Log In

William Davis Broadway Edit Profile

human services executive , consultant , Minister

William Davis Broadway, American minister, human services executive, consultant. Ordained to ministry Southern Baptist Church, 1951. Named One of 5 Most Influential Citizens, The Woodlands, 1990.


Broadway, William Davis was born on July 5, 1930 in Leeseville, Texas, United States. Son of Robert Alford and Lellie Lenora (Davis) Broadway.


Bachelor, University Corpus Christi, 1951. Master of Divinity, Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, 1954. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), University Corpus Christi, 1975.


Pastor, First Baptist Church, Bangs, Texas, 1954-1955;pastor, First Baptist Church, Rockport, Texas, 1955-1957;pastor, First Baptist Church, Lancaster, Texas, 1957-1967;director missions, Palo Pinto-Parker Counties, Mineral Wells, Texas, 1967-1968;pastor, First Baptist Church, Portlant, Texas, 1968-1976;founding pastor, First Baptist Church, The Woodlands, Texas, 1976-1985;development director, S.W. Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, 1985;executive director, Interfaith, The Woodlands, since 1986. Instructor Rice U., Houston, 1990, executive dean Continuing Education School, 1992;consultant numerous church building fund campaigns, since 1981. Board directors Baptist Hospitality House, Huntsville, Texas, since 1991.


  • Ordained to ministry Southern Baptist Church, 1951.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Vice president development Buckner Family Center, Conroe, Texas, 1979-1988. Chaplain Tex.State Guard, Corpus Christi, 1968-1974, Lancaster City Council, Lancaster City Jail, 1960-1966. Board directors San Marcos (Texas) Baptist Academy, 1985-1993.

President of the board Valley Baptist Academy, Harlingen, Texas, 1982-1988. Member National Society Fund Raising Executives (president Houston chapter 1989-1991, chairman subcommittee education chapter programs 1991, national board directors 1988-1991, 95-97, national nominating committee 1992-1994, national awards committee 1994-1995), Baptist Association (chairman building project 1990-1991), Woodlands-South County Chamber of C., Rathcamp Matchcover Society (vice president 1994-1996).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: matchcover/box collector, travel, golf.


Married Hugh Delle Manahan, August 24, 1951. Children: S. Jerene, Mikeal Newton.

Robert Alford Broadway

Lellie Lenora (Davis) Broadway

Hugh Delle Manahan

S. Jerene Broadway

Mikeal Newton Broadway