Stanford University The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
Volume I, 13 September 1950

Volume I Table of Contents

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Crozer Theological Seminary Field Work Questionnaire

13 September 1950
[Chester, Pa.]

On his placement form for Crozer's ministerial field work program, King states that his strongest talents lie in preaching and pastoral work and that he wishes to be assigned as a pastor's assistant. King was assigned in the fall of 1950 to a bimonthly student pastorship at the First Baptist Church of East Elmhurst in Queens, New York, under the guidance of Rev. William E. Gardner.

Name (Last First Middle)
King Martin Luther

Address (Home) (Street City State)
193 Boulevard N.E. Atlanta, Ga
Dom Dormitory Box 27

Atlanta Ga

Date of Birth
Jan. 15 1929

Institution Dates Degree
Morehouse College 1944-1948 A.B.



Church or Organization
(If a church) Title Dates Membership Budget Salary
Ebenezer Baptist Church--Assistant Pastor--For the last three summers--4000--$40,000--$200.00 a month

Check what you consider your own strongest points in your ministry:
Preaching and worship X
pastoral work X
religious education
age group with which you work best (children, teen-age, etc.)
any special abilities, (music, athletics, etc.)

Membership in religious, civic, service organizations, committee service including denominational work: Y.M.C.A.--N.A.A.C.P.--Ministers conference--

Honors: (Citations, military honors, including dates)

Do you wish to have your name listed for possible field work?

If so, indicate preference:
Pastor's asst. X
Director of Education
Youth Activities, Christian Center, etc.

Names, addresses, and positions of persons who may be consulted regarding your work:
Rev. M. L. King Sr. 193 Boulevard N.E. Atlanta Ga.
Pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta
Rev. J. P. Barbour Calvery Baptist Church Chester, Pa.
Pastor of Calvery Baptist Church in Chester

Married to Date Education Any special abilities: Children: (Give names and birth dates)
Not married

Please attach a photograph of yourself, if possible.

Budget for the academic year (9 months): (Please estimate)

Supported by parents and also remuneration from preaching.


Tuition $150.00
Board 288.00
Rent 51.00
Traveling exp to N. York 200.00
Laundry 75.00
Books 75.00
Extra Spending 150.00


My present indebtedness is

Additional remarks:

Assigned to:
Name of church or organization Date Remuneration Supervisor Name Address


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