Grand Master's Bio
Larry S. Coleman, Jr., became a member of I.B. Blackburn Lodge #78 in the year 2002, where he served the Lodge as Worshipful Master in 2004. He graduated with honors from the Fred J. Lee, Sr. Masonic School of Instruction in 2004, and in that same year received the Most Outstanding Student of the year award. He was appointed as an Instructor for the Masonic School of Instruction and to the Board of Regents by the late State Overseer & Dean of Masonic Schools of Instruction, P.M. Eugene Stewart #78.
In 2005, Larry was appointed District Deputy Grand Master for the 2nd Masonic District, and served in that capacity four consecutive years. In 2008, he received the District Deputy Grand Master of the year award. In 2009, he was elected to the office of R.W. Grand Lecturer, 2010-11 elected R.W. Junior Grand Warden, 2012 elected R.W. Senior Grand Warden, and in the year 2013-15 he served as Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master for Prince Hall Masons in the State of Kansas and its Jurisdiction. In 2013, he was awarded the Past Master of the year award in his home Lodge (I.B. Blackburn Lodge #78). Larry, became a member of Orient Consistory #19 of the United Supreme Council Northern Jurisdiction in the year 2003. He was Elevated to the grade of Grand Inspector General Honorary (33º) in May of 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. In 2003 he joined Koran Temple #33 of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine North & South America, and it’s Jurisdictions Inc., where he served as the Illustrious Potentate in the year 2006. Larry, is a member of Jennie N. Moore Chapter #50 Order of Eastern Star, Kansas Jurisdiction, where he served as the Worthy Patron in years 2013, 2014, and 2015. He served on the Board of Directors for the Prince Hall Kansas Masonic Foundation, and several other Grand Lodge Committees. Larry, is widely known throughout the Jurisdiction of Kansas, and the region for his Masonic ritualistic abilities. He has honored several request from Brothers from various Lodges for the Masonic Burial Rites Ceremony, and has annually participated in several areas of Masonic Lodge degree work such as, but not limited to, the Lodge of Sorrow team from 2003-2010, serving as the Master of the Lodge of Sorrow for five consecutive years, and he has faithfully served from 2006 -2014, as the Master of the annual 2nd Masonic District Raising ceremony for eight consecutive years.
In June of 2015, Larry S. Coleman, Jr. was inaugurated as the youngest and 40th Most Worshipful Grand Master, of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Kansas. Which was founded in the year of 1875. The highest honor that can be achieved by a Master Mason.