About Us


At MLK Jr. Lodge No. 29, our foundation of Faith, Hope, and Charity bridges our relationship within our community.  We commit ourselves to help, aid, and assist by providing a helping hand to those in need.  Even a little help goes a long way.


Martin Luther King Jr. U. D. Lodge #29, Free and Accepted Mason (Prince Hall Affiliated) Arizona Jurisdiction Incorporated, was formally organized on the evening of Friday, February 9, 1976.  The stated meeting nights were the first and third Fridays at 8 pm each month.  The newly formed lodge provided many Prince Hall Masons in the area; as well as, those stationed at William Air Force Base an opportunity to do charity work within the City of Chandler and nearby surrounding communities.


The First Officers and Charter Members of Martin Luther King Jr. Lodge No. 29:



Worshipful Master

Horace Ames

Chandler, AZ

Senior Warden

Palton Young

Chandler, AZ

Junior Warden

James Hicks, TSgt.

William AFB


Charles B. Denton

Mesa, AZ


Calvin Taylor, SSgt.

William AFB


Rev. T R. McDanials

Mesa, AZ


Jesse Alexander

Chandler, AZ

Senior Deacon

Martin Hope, TSgt.

William AFB

Junior Deacon

William E. Vivens, SSgt.

William AFB

Senior Steward

Robert Turner, TSgt

William AFG


The establishment of MLK Jr. Lodge No. 29 was authorized by dispensation from the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Arizona Jurisdiction, Incorporated.  The Charter for the lodge was issued at the 55th Annual Grand Lodge Communication on May 4, 1976 in Phoenix, Arizona by the Most Worshipful Grand Master Doeg M. Nelson.


Since the beginning, Martin Luther King Jr. Lodge No. 29 has been involved in all Masonic work in Arizona as well as the United States.  By providing scholarships, adopting various elementary schools, servicing various food banks, and supporting our community.   

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