W∴ Brother Jonté Gold, a distinguished figure from the grand jurisdiction of Kansas PHA, brings an illustrious 24-year journey in Prince Hall Freemasonry, marked by unwavering dedication and exceptional service within the fraternity.
His Masonic journey began in the great state of Kansas, where he was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on Saturday, October 31, 1998, as a member of Kaw Blue Lodge #107 in Manhattan, Kansas. Since then, Brother Gold has remained steadfastly committed to all aspects of Prince Hall Freemasonry.
His dedication transcended geographical boundaries, with Brother Gold maintaining affiliations in various states, from Indiana and Georgia, ultimately returning to Kansas in 2008. Upon his return, he became a driving force in the Kansas Jurisdiction, demonstrating tireless dedication and commitment to the craft.
Brother Gold’s impact within the fraternity is far-reaching. His service as Worshipful Master of Cedar Beam Lodge #23 in Olathe, Kansas for six consecutive terms exemplifies his leadership and dedication. His commitment to Masonic education was evident when he graduated as the Outstanding Student of the Year from the Fred J. Lee Sr. Masonic School of Instruction in Kansas City, Kansas, followed by assuming the role of an instructor at the same school.
His progression within Prince Hall Freemasonry has been marked by numerous significant appointments and achievements. From serving as District Deputy Grand Master for the 2nd Masonic District to spearheading initiatives like the postage stamp project honoring Prince Hall, Brother Gold’s contributions have been noteworthy.
His leadership roles within the Kansas Grand Chapter of O.E.S., coordination of major Masonic events, elevation to the 33rd Degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, and his dedication to ritualistic aspects of Prince Hall Masonry highlight his multifaceted involvement within the fraternity.
Currently serving as Worshipful Grand Orator and Grand Overseer of Masonic Schools of Instruction, Brother Gold continues to inspire through his unwavering commitment, leadership, and dedication to the principles of Freemasonry.
His extensive memberships across several lodges and Masonic bodies, including Orient Consistory #19, Koran Temple #33, Sheba Chapter #18, and Widow Sons Lodge #17 in Kansas City, Kansas, underscore his dedication and influence within the Masonic community.