"Dr. Douglas Layton has founded and directed a number of non governmental organizations (NGO) and commercial corporations over the past 30 years. He founded and directed an organization that built or subsidized over 35,000 houses. He has recently directed a US State Department funded project that established a communications system linking every hospital and rural health centre in Kurdistan via 50 satellite and 800 Motorola systems. He has a close working and personal relationships with the highest levels of leadership in Kurdistan. He has also worked as political lobbyist for the Kurds in Washington DC and has numerous political contacts in the United States," his KDC profile states. 
Servant Group International
Layton was with Servant Group International, described in 1998 as a Nashville, Tennessee-based "relief and church-planting ministry that is the only American organization currently working in Iraq's Kurdish region" ; in 1999 as an organization which "helped hundreds of Kurdish refugees settle in Middle Tennessee" ; and in 2000 as an "organization that coordinates the construction of buildings for disaster relief" .
In June 1995, the National Center for Public Policy Research's Scoop Newsletter reported that Layton, "who has done relief work in 45 nations and now directs an organization working with the Kurds in northern Iraq, reviewed Saddam Hussein's 'campaign of genocide' against the Kurds. Layton, who just returned from a fact-finding tour of Kurdish areas in Iraq and was in D.C. to brief the U.S. Senate, described the Kurds as 'passionately pro-American' but suffering under both an international embargo against Iraq and an internal one imposed on the Kurds by Saddam. Layton, who said Saddam is 'purposely starving his own people to death,' is working with Senator Hank Brown (R-CO) on hearings to investigate whether Saddam should be charged with genocide."
- Douglas Layton, "Kurds in the Bible", Servant Group International, January 1, 1994.
- Douglas Layton and George Otis, Jr., "Our Father's Kingdom: The Church and the Nations", World Impact Press, Inc., December 2000, ISBN 0970424302 (Paperback). 
- Douglas Layton and Dr. Stephen Mansfield, "Deceiving A Nation--Islam In America", World Impact Press, Inc., 2002.
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Profiles & Affiliations
- Profile: Douglas Layton, KDC website.
- Photograph, Martsch International website: "Siggi Martsch and Dr. Douglas Layton in front of the specially equipped german Cessna 402 for aerial photoflights of the city of Erbil." No date.
- Nashville TN 37204, NonProfit and Tax Exempt Organizations, TaxExemptWorld.com, no date: Shelter Now International Inc., (c/o Douglas Layton) PO Box 41398, Nashville, TN 37204-1398 Charitable Organization (International Relief).
- Nashville TN 37211, NonProfit and Tax Exempt Organizations, TaxExemptWorld: Servant Group International (c/o Douglas Layton), 506 Tanksley Ave, Nashville, TN 37211-2335, Religious Organization (Protestant) [Assets] $197,606 [Income] $759,128 [Filing] 12/2003.
- Mindy Belz, "The difficult and vital work of nonprofits in Iraq," EP (mcchronicle.com), May 7, 2004: Douglas Layton, field operations director for Health Care Partnerships: "Working with" the Coalition Provisional Authority, "the Tennessee group is donating 45 satellite systems to link healthcare officials with medical schools, hospitals and rural health clinics." (LinkMorgue.org: "No guarantees", World Magazine, December 11, 2003: "'A lot of people are angry in northern Iraq,' said Douglas Layton, director of field operations for Health Care Partnerships, a US-based nongovernmental ...")
- Associate: Douglas Layton, Iraq, Next Century Foundation, 2004.
Articles & Commentary
- "Senate to Ask: Should Saddam Hussein Be Charged With Genocide?" Scoop Newsletter/National Center for Public Policy Research, June 24, 1995.
- Congressional Daily Digest: "Iraq Atrocities Against the Kurds," Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, August 3, 1995 (concluded hearings).
- Mindy Belz, "Settling scores," World Magazine, October 24, 1998.
- Mindy Belz, "Saddam strikes back," World Magazine, January 30, 1999: "'U.S. strikes do nothing to improve the American position in this region,' asserts Douglas Layton, who heads a research and development organization with work among Kurds in northern Iraq."
- Rita F. Catinella, "Concrete Building System Withstands Aftershocks in Turkey," Architectural Record, 2000.
- "Iraq: An organization will open a Christian school in northern area soon," Christian Daily News (VIA News reprint, August 11-18, 2000).
- Christina Seiner, "Local resident travels to Iraq to install a communications system," August 17, 2004: "Director of Healthcare Partnerships, Dr. Douglas Layton, was in America to find volunteers for the project."
- Pam O'Toole, "Kurds enjoying thaw with Turkey," BBC, December 18, 2005.