ABOUT EGL

The Most Worshipful Ezekiel Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, located in Jersey City, NJ. Established in 2006 with the sole purpose of providing a place where the practice of good and true freemasonry could reside.

EGL PHILOSOPHY

As Masons, our philosophy and mission are simple, we believe in uplifting our members and communities through the fellowship of like minds focusing on a common goal while becoming better men and outstanding contributors to society.

EGL AFFILIATED DEPARTMENTS 

The system of Freemasonry consists of various lessons, ceremonies, and rituals where one can advance to higher degrees.

Royal Arch Mason

Lodge of Perfection

Encampment of Knights Templar

Consistory of the Sublime Princes

Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

Conclave Council of Inspector General

EGL OFFICERS | STAFF

M.W. Grand Master

Hon. Kernal Thomas 33º

R.W. Deputy GM

Bro. Felix Berfet

R.W. Grand Sr. Warden

Bro. Wayne Bryant

R.W. Grand Jr. Warden

Bro. Val Knight

R.W. Grand Treasurer

Hon. Stephen Swinton 33°

R.W. Grand Secretary

Bro. Isaac Holliday

R.W. Grand Chaplain

Hon. Eben Myers 33°

R.W. Grand S. Deacon

Bro. Christopher Hamilton

R.W. Grand J. Deacon

Bro. Gary Nye

R.W. Grand Marshall

Bro. Rafael Mitchell 32°

R.W. Grand Tyler

Bro. Odell Brooks

R.W. Grand Trustee

Bro. John Jacobs 32°

R.W. Grand Trustee

Ill. Lloyd Newberry 33°

R.W. Grand Advisor

Hon. Willie Beachem 33°

PAST GRAND MASTERS

2006-2010

Hon. John Henson 33°

2010-2014

Hon. Alvin Sims 32°

2014-2016

Hon. Stephen Swinton 33°

2016-2019

Hon. Kernal Thomas 33°

2019-2020

Hon. Eben Myers 33°

EZEKIEL GRAND LODGE |  A BRIEF HISTORY

On January 28, 2006 Ezekiel Grand Lodge was established as a Sovereign Grand Lodge for the State of New Jersey. The mission was to build a stronger fraternity based on “Truth” and “Brotherly Love”. The first Grand Master was the Hon. John L. Henson 33° and the organizing lodges were as follows: Unity Lodge No. 1 (Newark), Eureka Lodge No. 2 (Newark), King David Lodge No. 7 (Jersey City), and Ebenezer Lodge No. 4 (Englewood). 

The Grand Lodge was incorporated January 16, 2007.  In July 2009 Ezekiel Grand Lodge was a founding member of the Original John G. Jones General Grand Masonic Congress of Grand Masters A.F. & A.M. of the United Sates of America and Canada, Inc. and Supreme Grand Chapter, Order of Easter Star and hosted the inauguration and installation in the state of New Jersey.

 

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