Grand Masters Bio
Grand Master Terry L. Winbush, Sr. was born in Shreveport, Louisiana where he attended Central Elementary and J.S. Clark Middle School. He graduated Booker T. Washington High School in 1976. After graduating high school he attended Prairie View A&M University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.
After graduating Prairie View A&M University, Terry relocated from Texas to Kansas City, Missouri where he became employed with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Public Works Department. He later worked as a Project Manager in the Water Department for a total of thirty six years. Grand Master Winbush is a member of First Baptist Church located at 5th and Nebraska, Kansas City Kansas.
Grand Master was raised to the degree of a Master Mason in 1995 in Widow’s Sons Lodge No. 17, Kansas City, Kansas where he served as its 69th Worshipful Master in 2004. He is also a member of Orient Consistory No. 19, Electa Chapter No. 2 Order of the Eastern Star, and Koran Temple.
He was appointed as a Grand Lodge Officer in 2005 where he served on numerous committees. He was later appointed to a District Deputy Grand Master where he served for four years; he then became and Elected Officer, where he served as Grand Orator, Grand Lecturer, Junior Grand Warden, Senior Grand Warden and Deputy Grand Master.
When he is not traveling for Freemasonry, The Grand Master enjoys fishing and spending time with his family and grandchild. He is an avid reader of African American history and is passionate about chess, theology and genealogy.
Grand Master Winbush is excited about the opportunity to serve the Craft and is available for consultations with subordinate lodges any time. May we forever aspire to become better men.