Rev. Dr. Oscar W. King III

Lobbyist, Detroit Practice Group Leader

Architect, pastor…lobbyist? It’s the unique combination that only Dr. Oscar King III can pull off. Oscar joined Kelley Cawthorne for a project in 2013 and soon became a permanent team member. He leads our Detroit Practice Group, says grace before firm meals, and always brings the “Baptist Gravy,” otherwise known as Frank’s RedHot Sauce.

Oscar has a background in real estate and leads our representation of the Detroit Police and Fire Retirement System, the Detroit Public Library, City Club Apartments, and Henry Ford Health System.

  • Kansas City, Missouri, home to more barbeque restaurants per capita than any other American city

  • Quoted about COVID’s impact on Black church leadership, Detroit Free Press. Read more
  • Featured in “Seersuckers on Mackinac.” MLive. See Photo 

  • Healthcare
  • Municipal Finance
  • Public Health
  • Real Estate Development
  • Education
  • Turn-Around Specialist
  • Faith-Based Financing

  • Pastor, Northwest Unity Missionary Baptist Church
  • Wayne County Sheriff’s Chaplin
  • U.S. Air Force veteran

  • Howard University
  • Harvard University
  • Ecumenical Theological Seminary
  • Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit, Past President
  • Detroit Public Schools, Bond Oversight Committee
  • Next Detroit Neighborhood Initiatives, Past Chair
  • Detroit Branch NAACP, former Executive Board Member