From The East

Fraternal Greetings,

I am humbly honored to serve as the 63rd Worshipful Master of St James Lodge #4. St James Lodge #4 was the first Lodge chartered in the Atlanta area and we are one of the oldest and most prestigious PHA charted Lodges in the jurisdiction of Georgia. Since its inception in 1871, the brothers of St James Lodge #4 have lead the way for Freemasonry in Atlanta. This Lodge was home to distinguished and prominent members of the black community in the state’s capitol.

I have been truly inspired by the work of this great Lodge throughout the years. Although plagued by the pandemic the last two years, it has provided a platform for our Lodge to use its individual and collective power, influence, compassion and generosity to help improve the wellbeing of our senior members, our youth and their families.

Our theme for 2022 is “Harmony, Strength and Support.”  “Philippians 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” St James Lodge #4 will continue to work with our community organizations to distribute food, clothing and other essential items. We will provide scholarships to worthy graduates who have been accepted into an accredited college or university, support various partnerships and charities throughout Atlanta.

Community is the one place that gives us a sense of belonging. As a Lodge, we stand tall and never waver from the responsibilities we assumed when we joined this organization. We are standing on the   shoulders of our past leaders.

Thank you for trusting me to lead and allowing me to serve alongside you. Let us continue to take bold steps as we walk in the bounty of God’s Grace.

To my wife, family and friends, thank you so much for your support of me and this organization. You’ve stood by me and I love and appreciate you.

Fraternally Yours,

Sammie A Beasley II 32°
2022 Worshipful Master
St James Lodge #4
Prince Hall Grand Lodge
Jurisdiction of Georgia

St James

State of Georgia recognized St. James Lodge #4 for its 151 years of service to Atlanta and more

Bro. Lawrence E. Usher’s Personal Achievement

Bro. Lawrence Usher


St. James Lodge #4 is very proud to learn of your Proclamation from Dekalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson. Receiving this public acknowledgment of your achievements in golf and community advocacy is recognition of your tireless efforts. Your numerous 1st place titles, championships, and youth mentoring highlight your passion for golf.  We count it a privilege to have you as a member of our Lodge. We commend your excellent work and congratulate you once again.

PM Ronnie C Jackson 32°
St James Lodge #4

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