After a decade of serving as a neighborhood security aid in Milwaukee and managing restaurants, King moved to Meridan, Georgia where he helped a local ministry implement a Youth Center program. In 1996, he returned to Milwaukee to establish a prison ministry with the goal to rehabilitate the prison inmates. From 1997 until 1999, King managed a Transitional Living Facility named the "Mountain of the Lord House" which offered counseling, social assistance and spiritual guidance to men including former inmates, drug addicts and the homeless. Soon after he started a Transitional Home for Single Mothers called "The Lord House of Rest" with the goal of encouraging single mothers to become spiritually strong and to gain and maintain social-economic independence. He expanded his mission enterprise in 2001 with the S.W.E.E.P. (Soldiers, Walking, Evangelizing and Empowering People) Community Justice Center, which helped place individual in employment and provided secured housing.
On October 26, 2010, a week before the general election, a 31-year-old woman named Charlette Harris filed a civil lawsuit against King, who at the time was the Republican nominee for Wisconsin Secretary of State, "alleging he impregnated her while she was drunk and unconscious." Harris claimed that King took her out to lunch in August after hiring her for a position at Buy Seasons, Inc., a New Berlin-based costume distributor, and took advantage of her while she was heavily intoxicated. Weeks later, Harris discovered she was pregnant and was confident King was the father. She claimed she did not go to the police with her allegations, believing she would be fired from her job; at the time the suit was filed, Harris had already quit her position at Buy Seasons. Her legal challenge accused King of battery, violation of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress; it also named Buy Seasons for negligent supervision.
According to Follow the Money, King has raised $14,853 in 2010 for his secretary of state campaign as of October 5, 2010.