In 1923 a group of men banned
together and organized Jackson Consistory No. 117 a branch
of Freemasonry that operates under the M. W. Stringer Grand
Lodge, Jurisdiction of Mississippi and the United Supreme
Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of
Freemasonry of the United States of America, Southern
Jurisdiction, Prince Hall Affiliated.
The first chartered officers
of Jackson Consistory No. 117 were: L. M. Thomas, L. H.
Brown, Eli Crawford, L. S. Rogers, H. M. Mason, B. V.
Dennis, M. L. Rogers and E. J. Griffin.
Through the years, Jackson
Consistory has carried out the traditions of freemasons by
giving assistance to distressed brothers and their families
and to the community. During the holiday seasons of
Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Consistory aids the local
homeless shelters in providing meals to the needy. The
Consistory also provide scholarships to high school students
which will help them become leaders of tomorrow.
Under the leadership of T. C.
Almore in the 60ís and later Wiley Spence in the 70ís,
Jackson Consistory has grown to become the largest in the
State with membership approaching 200.
T. C. Almore
Wiley Spence 1972-1981
Allen Stewart 1982-1986
Johnny Harper 1987-1990
Glenn Johnson 1991-1992
Alcee Stalling 1993
Manuel Samuel 1994-2001
Glenn Wilkerson 2002-2006
Cedric Morgan 2007-2011
Willard Spires 2012-Present