Most Worshipful Grand Master

M∴W∴ Jeffrey S. Foster

M∴W∴ Jeffrey S. Foster joined the United States Navy after graduating from high school in 1981. He spent 20 years in Naval Aviation and retired in January of 2002 as a Chief Petty Officer. He graduated “Cum Laude” from Jones College in 2001, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems. After retiring from the United States Navy, he went to work for Watson Realty Corp. as their Network Manager until 2010. In 2010 he went to work for Florida State College at Jacksonville and is currently employed as Director of Technology Support. M∴W∴ Foster married Lady Hollyn on February 4, 1984, and they have one son, Cory, who was born on January 8, 1989.

M∴W∴ Foster received the Three Symbolic Degree of Freemasonry in Orange Park Lodge No. 267 in 2004. Orange Park Lodge No. 267 had placed first in the State Ritual Degree Competition and were invited by M∴W∴ John R. Givens, P.G.M., to confer the Third Degree at the Annual Chitlin Degree held in Chipley, Florida, M∴W∴ Foster was the candidate at that Degree.

M∴W∴ Foster served his Lodge as Chaplain, Junior Steward, Senior Steward, Junior Deacon, Junior Warden, Senior Warden, and was elected as Worshipful Master in 2010. In 2008, Lady Hollyn was elected as a Perpetual Friend of the Lodge for her hard work planning and preparing meals during M∴W∴ Foster’s term as Junior Warden. In 2012, he was elected Secretary of his Lodge and served this position for 6 years.

M∴W∴ Foster served the Fraternity on several different committees from 2011 through 2017. M∴W∴ Danny R. Griffith, P.G.M., appointed him as District Deputy Grand Master in 2013. M∴W∴ Steven P. Boring, P.G.M., appointed him as Junior Grand Deacon in 2015.

M∴W∴ Foster was elected to the station of Junior Grand Warden on May 31, 2018; Senior Grand Warden on May 30, 2019; Deputy Grand Master on May 28, 2020; and installed Most Worshipful Grand Master on June 2, 2021.

M∴W∴ Foster is a 32° Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of Jacksonville; a member of the Jacksonville York Rite Bodies; Morocco Shriners; Ozz Grotto; and the Allied Masonic Degrees. M∴W∴ Foster is a Perpetual Member of Orange Park Lodge No. 267.

Grand Master’s Message

My Brothers,

First, I want to say how humbled and honored I am that you have elected me to serve you as Grand Master this Masonic Year.

Freemasonry has a great history in the State of Florida. In the early days before our Grand Lodge was Chartered, Freemasonry came and went in Florida a couple of times, or at least what the historians can document. I bring this up because our numbers are dwindling, and I don’t want to see our Fraternity disappear again. There are men of good morals and strong character out there that would be an asset to our Craft, but how do we reach them? We can no longer rely on the age old “wait for them to ask” because our world has changed, and we must adapt or our society will once again disappear.

I, along with the other Grand Lodge Officers, have started a new program this year to assist Lodges with using social media. We have assembled a team on the Membership Development committee to assist Lodges, and if you follow their program, we will reimburse the Lodge up to $600. If your Lodge is interested, please contact the State Chairman of Membership Development for more information.

Again, I look forward to a great upcoming year and let’s all do something great.

Fraternally yours,
M∴W∴ Jeffrey S. Foster
Grand Master