Martin Luther King Jr. By Jesus1 Jan 15, 1929 The Birth Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. Feb 18, 1954 Martin Luther King Jr. becomes a pastor. He becomes a pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. Feb 18, 1957 Martin was elected president. He was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Feb 18, 1968 Martin is killed. He was assisnated by a man while standing on a balcony.