SUPREME GENERAL GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS

For the Southern and Western States of the United States of America and Its Domain​​

Supreme General Grand High Priest

Michael A. Green Sr.

Masonic History

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Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Senior Warden, Worshipful Master, Past Worshipful Master, Worshipful Master Emeritus

M.W. St John Grand Lodge

District Deputy Grandmaster

Choir President

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Principal Sojourner, Financial Secretary, Scribe, King, Excellent High Priest, Past Excellent High Priest

St. John Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons

Grand Scribe, Grand King, Deputy Grand Hight Priest, Grand Hight Priest

 General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons

Supreme Master of 3rd Vail, Supreme Scribe, Supreme King, Supreme Deputy Grand High Priest, Supreme General Grand High Priest

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Sword Bearer, Prelate, Honor Guard

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2nd Lt. Commander, 1st LT commander

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Initiation Team, Oriental Guide, High Priest & Prophet

History

The Supreme General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons

For the Southern and Western States of the United States of America and Its Domain​

In 1952, when the convention was held in New Orleans, LA At that time, the Supreme General Grand High Priest was David C. Craighead.

In 1954, The Supreme Convocation was held in Brooklyn, NY. Companion C.W. Mackey of New Orleans was elected Supreme General Grand High Priest. The record shows that we had four states with chapters: St. George of Chicago; Gibraltar of New Orleans; Wolverine Grand Chapter of Michigan; and Hiram of New jersey. At that meeting, Joppa Chapter #I of New York was given a charter.

In 1956, the Supreme Convocation was held in Chicago, lL.  Companion Winston Merriman was elected Supreme General Grand High Priest

In 1958, the Supreme Convocation was held in Detroit, MI.   Companion Carlos Johnson was elected Supreme General Grand High Priest

In 1960, the Supreme Convocation was held in Brooklyn, NY.   Companion Howard J. Willis was elected Supreme General Grand High Priest.

In 1960, the Supreme Convocation was held in Brooklyn, NY.   Companion Howard J. Willis was elected Supreme General Grand High Priest.

In 1962, the Supreme Convocation was held in Detroit, MI.   Companion Howard J. Willis remained in office.

In 1964 – Brooklyn, NY – Companion Willis, Companion Wilfred Heyward elected Supreme General Grand Secretary.

In 1965 – Newark, NJ – Companion Willis, Companion Heyward .

In 1966- Los Angeles, CA -Willis & Heyward .

On August 14, 1967 – Sao Antonio, TX. The Grand Masonic Congress met with T.J. Hawkins to plan a merger. Companion Willis and Heyward retained their offices. On December 11, 1967, the two congresses and subordinate departments meet in Washington, D.C. to continue tbe discussion of a merger.

In 1968- New York, NY. At the convocation, an agreement was made and the two bodies merged. The officers were:

Companion Howard J. Willis-Supreme General Grand High Priest

Companion Beatty Townsend-Deputy Supreme General Grand High Priest

Companion Obie S. Edison -Supreme General Grand King

Companion William H. Bryant-Supreme General Grand Scribe

Companion Wilfred W. Heyward -Supreme General; Grand Financial Secretary

Companion Marcus T.Wynn-Supreme General Grand Recorder

Companion Delaware Simpkins-Supreme General Grand Treasurer

Companion David E. Jamison-Supreme General Grand Captain of the Host

Companion Monroe Gladney-Supreme Grand Principal Sojourner

Companion Marion Johnson-Supreme General Grand Royal Arch Captain

Companion W.O. Watkins-Supreme General Grand Master of the 1st Veil

Companion John S. Cooper-Supreme General Grand Master of the 2nd Veil

Companion F.A. Watson-Supreme General Grand Master of the 3rd Veil

Companion Eugene Sutherland-Supreme General Grand Inside Sentinel

Companion Benny Rogers-Supreme General Grand Outside Sentinel

In 1969 -Chicago, IL all companions retained their respective offices.

In 1970- Detroit, MI The T.J. Hawkins Grand Masonic Congress withdrew and the new officers were :

Companion Howard J.Willis-Supreme General Grand High Priest

Companion James Sims-Deputy Supreme General Grand High Priest

Companion John Cooper-Supreme General Grand King

Companion Marion Johnson-Supreme General Grand Scribe

Companion Wilfred W. Heyward-Supreme General Grand Financial Secretary

Companion Julius Griff”m-Supreme General Grand Recorder

Companion Willie Sims-Supreme Grand Treasurer

Companion David E. Jamison-Supreme Grand Captain of the Host

Companion EugeneSutherland-Supreme Crand Principal Sojourner

Companion Lucius Fleming-Supreme General Grand Royal Arch Captain

Companion John Page-Supreme General Grand Sentinel

In 1971 -Charlotte, NC- All officers retained their positions.

In 1972 – San Antonio, TX – Willis and Heyward remained in office.

At this convocation, the Grand Masonic Congress and the Federation of Masons Split. The Grand Masonic Congress agreed to have their meetings biannually on even year.

In 1974 – Los Angeles, CA – Willis, and Heyward remained in office.

In 1976 – Denver, CO – Willis and Heyward remained in office.

In 1978 – Phoenix, AZ – Willis, and Heyward remained in office.

In 1980 – Philadelphia, PA – Willis and Heyward remained in office.

In 1982Chicago, IL- Willis and Heyward remained in office.

In 1984 – Memphis, TN – Willis, and Heyward remained in office.

In 1986 – New York, NY – Willis and Heyward remained in office.

In 1988 – Little Rock, AR – Willis, and Heyward remained in office. During that year, Companion Willis passed. (After the convention).

In 1990 – New Orleans, LA- Companion Charles V. Anderson was Elected Supreme General Grand High Priest. Companion Heyward continues as Supreme General Grand Secretary..

In 1992- Chicago, IL – Anderson and Heyward remained in office.

In 1994 – Kansas City, MO – Anderson and Heyward remained in office.

In 1996 – Birmingham, AL – Companion Anderson remained in office. Companion Charles Alford Jr., was elected Supreme General Grand Secretary.

In 1998 – Cincinnati, OH – Companion Anderson remained in office.  Companion Heyward was elected Supreme General Grand Secretary.

In 2000 – Detroit, Ml – Companion Anderson remained in office. Companion Walter Mobley was elected Supreme General Grand Secretary .

In 2002 – Memphis, TN – Companion James L. Williams was elected Supreme General Grand High Priest. Companion Mobley remained in office.

In 2004 – Los Angeles, CA -Williams, and Mobley Were they remained until 2015.

In 2015 – Atlanta GA – Companion Michael A. Green Sr. was elected Supreme General Grand High Priest and Companion Stanley Simmons was elected Supreme General Grand Secretary.

In 2017- New Orleans LA – Companion Green and Simmons remained

In 2019 – Buffalo NY- Companion Green remained Supreme general Grand High Priest and Michael Haythorn was Elected Supreme General Secretary

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SUPREME GENERAL GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS

Mission Statement

It is understood that the general Purpose and intent of this Constitution is set forth, in the spirit, embodied in love, and uniformity, the methods and conditions of membership, to expose through prescribed  and regular assemblies, the veiled truth of the symbolic degrees, To the sincere eager and true searching representatives of the 12 tribes of Israel, desiring to be and having been exalted to the most sublime degree of Royal Arch and Capitular’s masonry, of the York rite system: and to fulfill our ambitions of charity, inculcated and adopted as a part of the total efforts, answer promote the highest form of orderly and peaceful relationship,among the several York Rite bodies of every state, for the mutual interest, of the supreme Royal arch Chapter and its members

2019-2021

Elected Officers

Supreme General Grand High Priest

Michael Green Sr.

Illinois

Supreme General Grand Deputy High Priest

James Smith

New York

Supreme General Grand King

Eric Keyes

New York

Supreme General Grand Scribe

Maurice Meadows

Texas

Supreme General Grand Captain of the Host

Raymond Smith

 

Supreme General Grand Secretary-

Michael Haythorn

Illinois

Supreme General Grand Treasurer

William E. Bernard

New York

Supreme General Grand Principal Sojourner

Aaron Davis

New York

Supreme General Grand Royal Arch Captain

Vernon Sparkman

New York

Supreme General Grand Recorder

John Gardner

Illinois

 

 

 

Appointed Officers

 

 

 

Master of the First Vail

Terrance Wright

Texas

Master of the Second Vail

Maurice Richardson

 

Master of the Third Vail

Addison Jackson

 

Master of the Fourth Vail

Maurice Fox

 

Joshua

Ernest Sistrunk

 

Vice Joshua

Savokia Wright

 

Ways and Means

Bryant Johnson

 

Advisor

Robert Jordan

 

Advisor

Armon Hill

 

Assistant Secretary

Amzi Muhamad

 

Workshop Dean

T.J. Ashford

 

Sentinel

Robert Jones

 

State Deputies

Stan Simmons

Illinois

Edward Sharp

Ohio

Donahue

Arkansas

Starks

Tennessee

Aaron Davis

New York

STATE ROYAL ARCH CHAPTERS

Arkansas

Goshen Chapter #1
James L. Williams chapter #1

Indiana

Jacob Chapter #1

Illinois

Caleb Chapter #3
Joshua Chapter #2
Noah Chapter #1
St.Anthony Chapter #1

Michigan

Keystone Chapter #1

Ohio

Genesis  Chapter #14

Mississippi

C.A. Chatman Chapter #1

New York

NEW YORK STATE GRAND CHAPTER

Joshua Chapter #1
King Cyrus Chapter #6
Sharon Chapter #6
Winfred Heyward  Chapter #1
Hezeriah Chapter #1
Excelisor Chapter #1
Joppa Chapter #1
Ezra Chapter #1

Tennessee

Bluff City Chapter #1

South Carolina

Joshua Chapter #1
 

Texas

Texas Grand Chapter

Sunset Chapter #1

Joshua Chapter # 1

Habakkuk Chapter #1