The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site was established in 1980 by the US National Park Service (NPS). In 2000 the NPS issued a report calling for the restoration of the historic sanctuary, including the complete re-lead restoration of the stained glass windows.
Lynchburg Stained Glass was selected by the National Park Service to restore the windows of this historic sanctuary. The stained glass windows were removed, disassembled, cleaned and reassembled (re-lead) with new lead came by Lynchburg Stained Glass artisans. The restored windows were reinstalled in December of 2009.
“Throughout its long history, Ebenezer Baptist Church, located in Atlanta, Georgia, has been a spiritual home to many citizens of the “Sweet Auburn” community. Its most famous member, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., was baptized as a child in the church. After giving a trial sermon to the congregation at Ebenezer at the age of 19 Martin was ordained as a minister. In 1960 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. became a co-pastor of Ebenezer with his father, Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr., known as “Daddy” King. He remained in that position until his death in 1968. As a final farewell to his spiritual home Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s funeral was held in the church.” … US National Park Service (NPS)