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James Armstrong III

Builders of Hope Development
President & CEO

James Armstrong III is the Senior Pastor of the Community Fellowship Church in West Dallas and the President  & CEO of Builders of Hope Development Corporation. He has served as a certified Urban Economic Development expert since 2010. He is a member of the Mayor's Grow South Advisory Council and has extensive experience in Non-Profit management, marketing, business development, grant writing, and finance. Additional experience includes over 10 years in the Investment Banking industry with added knowledge of complex lending and financing. Within these years he has worked for some of the top Fortune 500 companies like J. P. Morgan Chase and New York Life Securities and Investments. His career experience is heavily used in his role as a board member of The City of Dallas' Housing Finance Corporation, where complex and creative financing is critical to completing some of the biggest financing housing deals in Dallas.  

Alongside his career in finance, James is amply involved in his community. His core ideology is that community engagement is key to urban development. As a result James has hosted multiple community meetings and have become skilled in community organizing and strategizing. James uses his education and economic development expertise within the West Dallas community and as a board member of 2nd Saturday Industries. James is a proud graduate of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business with a Bachelor's degree in Finance and has completed post-graduate studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. In 2017 James was award the Dallas Business Journal 40 under 40 award for his accomplishments in business. 

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, April 6

1:00pm CDT