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Elisha Alonzo King

Clergyman

Elisha Alonzo King, American clergyman.

Background

King, Elisha Alonzo was born on December 24, 1870 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Benjamin Peck King and Sophronia Adelaide (Gammons) King.

Education

Graduate International Young Men’s Christian Association College, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1894, Bach Humanics, 1900. Student Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, O., 1897-1899. Bachelor of Divinity, Oberlin Graduate School of Theology, 1900.

Student of University of Washington, summer 1915. Graduate Chautauqua Literature and Scientific Circle, 1904. Doctor of Divinity, Piedmont College, 1924.

Master of Humanics, Springfield (Massachusetts) College, 1941.

Career

In Young Men’s Christian Association work until 1897. Licensed to preach, 1897, ordained Congressional ministry, 1900. Pastor Marysville and Sandusky, O., and Yakima, Washington, until 1914.

Acting pastor Plymouth Church, Seattle, 1914-1915. Pastor San Jose, California, 1916-1921. Instructor, College of the Pacific, San Jose, 1920.

Pastor Community Church, Miami Beach, Florida, 1921-1940, pastor emeritus since 1940. Editor church methods department, The Expositor, Cleveland, O., 1908-1925. Writer for The Congregationalist since 1897.

Young Men’s Christian Association lecturer on social hygiene at Pacific Coast camps and in France, World War. Trustee Piedmont College (vice president), Atlanta Theological Seminary President Florida Congressional Conference of Churches. Vice president Greater Miami Ministerial Association, Miami Community Chest, Dade County Welfare Board.

President Council of Social Agencies, Miami, Miami Beach Welfare Board. President Ohio Christian Endeavor Union, 1905-1907, Washington C.E. Union, 1910-1914. Director Isles of Shoals Conference, 1931-1932.

Member Broadcasting Commission and Common for Missionary Education of National Council of Congressional Churches, member of Commision on the Ministry. Member Dade County Planning Council. Moderator S.E. Coast Association Congressional Churches Honorary correspondent member, Institut Litteraire et Artistique de France, Paris.

Member communications of 100 for International Peace, Committee of 100 (Miami Beach), Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce (governing board), Florida State Conference Social Work (director), National Conference of Social Work, American Social Hygiene Association.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Helps to Health and Purity, 1903. Clean and Strong, 1909, 1917. Planting a Church in a National Playground, 1920-1940.(brochures) Some Religious Implications of the Theory of Evolution. The Work of the Christian Ministry. Series of 5 social hygiene circulars issued by the Health Department, Yakima, Washington, 1912.Cure for Worry

    • Fruits of Silence. The Mystery Side of Jesus’ Life. The Vision Splendid

    • St. Paul of Yesterday and the Church of Today.The Lord’s Prayer Today. Epic of the Inner Life—the Drama of Job. Morning Visions, The Fascinating Book of Acts.That Grotesque Last Book in the New Testament, Revelation, Contribution editor Christian Sun, editorial writer. Columnist Business of Living,” in Miami Daily News. Lecturer on religious and travel topics.Weekly preacher over station Wonderful Isle Of Dreams, 1926-1938. Also Masonic lecturer. Frequent lecturer on Biblical literature, University of Miami.

Membership

Member Broadcasting Commission and Common for Missionary Education of National Council of Congressional Churches. Member Dade County Planning Council. Member, Institut Litteraire et Artistique de France, Paris.

Member communications of 100 for International Peace, Committee of 100 (Miami Beach), Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce (governing board), Florida State Conference Social Work (director), National Conference of Social Work, American Social Hygiene Association. Mason (32 degree); Clubs: Lions, Massachusetts (president).

Connections

Married Frances Elvira Leach, August 25, 1897 (died July 7, 1938). Married second, Elizabeth A. Cooley, May 29, 1940.

father:
Benjamin Peck King King

mother:
Sophronia Adelaide (Gammons) King

spouse:
Frances Elvira Leach

spouse:
Elizabeth A. Cooley