Rev. Dr. Oscar W. King III


Detroit Practice Group Leader

Rev. Dr. Oscar W. King III smiles at the camera

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
Fun Facts
Media & Honors
  • 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
Education & Community
  • 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