A Courier Post reporter in reporting about me as the Community Baptist
Church´s Pastor, stated
"Even in the face of hard times, the Rev. David King has always
had big plans for his church and his drug-riddled violence-scarred community."
Diane Sawyer´s 20/20 Special on Camden is one of the most unbelievable
but unfortunately true video documentaries ever shown on national television.
The 20/20 Special featured myself and a destitute family made available
for Ms. Sawyer to interview, as well as other families. Years before Diane
Sawyer featured Camden in the national spotlight; Rev. King ministered
to the sick, poor, homeless, alcohol and drug addicts, even former prostitutes
and those without hope. As well, on Sunday, December 30, 2007, the New
York Times featured another extensive article about Camden and the neighborhood
The photo on the top of this page is a visual testimony of a very modest
church facility situated in the heart of one of Camden´s most notorious
neighborhoods. As a minister in a poor city, I always believed that concerned
people would help me in my work to bring hope and physical/social relief
to our city´s neediest people.
I am writing to thank you for responding to the 20/20 special and other
media coverage by emailing me indicating your willingness to aid me in
my work in the City of Camden. Any gift to my work here in Camden, will
be greatly appreciated. I urge you to consider making your gift in early
Your donation will make it possible for us to:
- Renovate an abandoned building to convert it into a Warm Meals for
Children Food Bank, after-school homework center, adult day care center
for seniors, and counseling facility for youth, adults and families;
- Purchase equipment, furniture, office supplies, computers and Xerox
- Provide social and job service counseling referrals, in addition to
skills training for welfare recipients, men, women, and youth, who are
looking for employment opportunities.
We also look forward to the day when we can renovate several buildings
to serve as transitional housing. Again, thank you for your consideration,
kindness and your gift.
To you and your family, have a blessed 2010.
Rev. David King,Sr.