Crozer Theological Seminary Field Work Questionnaire
Author: King, Martin Luther, Jr. (Crozer Theological Seminary)
Date: September 13, 1950
Location: Chester, Pa. ?
Topic: Martin Luther King, Jr. - Education
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 pastorate 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
Birthplace Atlanta Ga Date of Birth Jan. 15 1929
Institution Dates Degree
Morehouse College 1944–1948 A.B.
Church or(If a church)
Organization 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 organization age group with which you work best (children, teenage, 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? yes
If so, indicate preference: Pastor Pastor's asst. X Director of education Youth activities, Christian Center, etc. Other
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 Not married Date
Any special abilities:
Children: (Give names and birth dates)
Please attach a photograph of yourself, if possible.
Budget for the academic year (9 months): (Please estimate)
Resources: Supported by1 parents and also remuneration from preaching.
Expenses: $1,000 Tuition $150.00
Traveling exp to N. York 200.00
Extra Spending 150.00
My present indebtedness is $196.00
Name of churchSupervisor
or organization Date Remuneration Name Address2
1. Someone wrote: “(Bd. & R., Tuition).”
2. Someone wrote and typed the name of a church: “First Bapt. Ch. Corona, L.I., New York 9/50–12/1/50 Rev. M. Gardner.”
Source: CRO, NRCR, Crozer Theological Seminary Records, Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, N.Y.