As well as being a political activist Martin Luther King Jr was
a minister of religion. Martin Luther King Jr was a Baptist
minister. In 1954, Martin Luther King became pastor of the Dexter
Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
Luther, Martin (1483-1546), German theologian; the principal
figure of the German Reformation. He preached the doctrine of
justification by faith rather than by works and railed against the
sale of indulgences and papal authority.