The Most Worshipful Sons of Light Grand Lodge

The Most Worshipful Sons of Light Grand Lodge

A.F. & A.M., Jurisdiction of California, Inc.

Most Worshipful Grand Master - Hon. Omar H. Scaife 33°

Welcome to the official website of The Most Worshipful Sons of Light Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Jurisdiction of California, Inc. As outlined by our articles of incorporation (filed: October 21, 1943), the primary purpose of this Grand Lodge is to, "...develop and promote fraternal sociability and friendship among its members and its subordinate lodges...".

As the current Most Worshipful Grand Master for the State of California, I would like to extend my right hand of fellowship and welcome you to our online community.  Please feel free to browse our site for information regarding Freemasonry.

I look forward to answering any questions you may have and again thank you for taking the time to visit with us!

Elected Officers of the Grand Lodge


Ill. W.R. Hackney, 33°

Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master

Ill. Darrel Alexander, 33°

Right Worshipful Grand Senior Warden

Ill. Vinson Boyce, 33°

Right Worshipful Grand Junior Warden - Decd

Ill. Bill Thomas, 33°

Right Worshipful Grand Secretary

Ill. Richard Hickman, 33°

Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer

Appointed Officers of the Grand Lodge


Ill. Gregory Mitchell, 33°

7th Man of the Board


Ill. William Ward

Right Worshipful Grand Senior Deacon

Ill. Thomas Barnes

Right Worshipful Grand Junior Deacon

Ill. Lavert Maxie

Right Worshipful Grand Senior Steward

No Appointment

Right Worshipful Grand Junior Steward

Ill. Edmund Johnson

Right Worshipful Grand Recorder

Rev. Charles Perry

Right Worshipful Grand Chaplain

Ill. Maurice Lyons

Right Worshipful Grand Inside Tyler

Ill. Will Yancy

Right Worshipful Grand Ambassador

No Appointment

Right Worshipful Grand Marshal

Ill. Thomas Stewart

Right Worshipful Grand Parliamentarian - Decd.

Ill. Donald Pinner

Right Worshipful Grand Chancellor

No Appointment

Right Worshipful Grand Bible Bearer

Ill. Luther Terrell

Right Worshipful Grand Lecturer

Name

Right Worshipful Grand Associate Patron

Past / Emeritus Most Worshipful Grand Masters



Hon. Floyd C. McMillan

Past Most Worshipful   Grand Master


Hon. Barney E. Watkins

Most Worshipful Grand Master Emeritus


Hon. Nulan Byrd

Past Most Worshipful   Grand Master


Hon. Frank J. Bobo

Past Most Worshipful   Grand Master


Hon. Joseph S. Pough

Founder - Past Most Worshipful Grand Master

History of the Most Worshipful Sons of Light Grand Lodge

The Most Worshipful Sons of Light Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. Jurisdiction of California was organized and founded on April 10, 1943 at 652 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA in the New Washington Hotel. Rev. Joseph S. Pough was the President of the organization.

After instituting three Lodges; Sons of Light #444 (being granted a Charter from the Most Worshipful United Grand Lodge of the State Florida); Rising Star Lodge #412 (being granted a Charter from the Most Worshipful King David Grand Lodge State of Mississippi); and Orange Grove Lodge #138 (being granted a Charter from the Most Worshipful King Solomon Grand Lodge District of Columbia); Rev. Joseph Samuell Pough (Grand Master); Rev. F.B. Banks (Deputy Grand Master); Walter Bennett (Grand Senior Warden); Charles Herman Ward (Grand Junior Warden); J.L. Pugh (Grand Secretary); and Duffy Robinson (Grand Treasurer) established and incorporated the Most Worshipful Sons of Light Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. Jurisdiction of California on October 21, 1943.

Rev. Joseph Samuell Pough became Grand Master of the Jurisdiction with a total of twenty five members. On July 10, 1943 the Most Worshipful Sons of Light Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. moved to 1433 Divisadero Street. The Grand Master began to layout his work on the Trestle Board for a foundation on which the Most Worshipful Sons of Light Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. would exist for generations to come.

The Grand Lodge became members of the Original General Grand Masonic Congress of Grand Masters and its affiliated bodies, ie: the Supreme Council of Sovereign Grand Inspectors General for the 33° and last degree of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Freemasonry and the Imperial Grand Council Ancient Arabic Order of the Mystic Shrine.

Since its inception The Most Worshipful Sons of Light Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. has had six Grand Masters:

Hon. Rev. Joseph Samuell Pough 33° (Founder 1943-1965)
Hon. Frank J. Bobo 33° (1965 - 1990)
Hon. Nulan Byrd 33° (1990 - 1992)
Hon. Barney E. Watkins 33° (1992 - 2010)
Hon. Floyd C. McMillan 33° (2010 - 2017)
Hon. Omar H. Scaife, 33° (2017 - Present)

National Affiliations

The Most Worshipful Sons of Light Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Jurisdiction of California, Inc. currently enjoys affiliation with the Original General Grand Masonic Congress of Grand Masters Ancient Free and Accepted Masons United States of America and Canada, Inc. established 1895.

The Most Worshipful Sons of Light Grand Lodge and Queen Adah Grand Chapter, O.E.S. Scholarship application is now available. Scholarship Application!

  • St. Andrews M.B.C. Los Angeles, CA Sunday, May 26, 2013
  • Original General Grand Encampment of Knight Templar
  • Gideon M.B.C. Los Angeles, CA Sunday, September 2, 2012
  • Curry Temple CME Church Compton, CA Sunday, August 31, 2008
  • Greater New Unity Baptist Church Los Angeles, CA Sunday, July 3, 2007
  • St. Mark M.B.C. Approx 2004
  • Ajalon Missionary Baptist Church Palm Springs California Sunday, April 21, 2002

 

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