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Freemasonry is the oldest, largest, most widely known and acknowledged fraternity in the world.  A fraternity is a group of men associated for a common purpose.  Part of that purpose is the spreading of friendship, morality and brotherly love. 


Freemasonry came to Arkansas in 1869 via Reverend Moses A. Dickinson, an AME Circuit Rider. Arriving at Helena Crossing in Phillips County Arkansas, his first contact was Reverend William H. Grey, also an AME minister.  Soon, Alexander Lodge was set up, with James Alexander the first Worshipful Master. 


Greetings, on behalf of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Arkansas F. & A.M., we hope that you find this website informative and insightful. Our jurisdiction is filled with members who are committed, hardworking, and capable of producing large results. We thank you for visiting. 

The Masonic principle of Truth teaches a man to search for wisdom and understanding. The pursuit of knowledge is at the very heart of our purpose. Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives.

Wisdom is the field of ideas should be the field where we can safely talk about all topics without fear of judgment and without fear that other brothers will condemn us for the various thoughts that we all have. It is the diversity of thoughts and opinions that brings beauty to humanity. The secret is to seek and look at the diverse with a legitimate intention of opening our minds; understand what our neighbor wants to say, or at least give the chance to our brother show us why he thinks differently than you. 

Justice is that standard of boundary of right which enables us to render unto every man his just due, without distinction. He has been charged to preserve an upright position in all his dealings with mankind, should never fail to act justly to himself, to his Brethren, and to the world. 




Everyone that comes into its lodges must have a belief in a "Supreme Being".

Personal development

Growth involves learning the lessons Masonry has for its votaries, so they can be wiser, better, and happier.


Freemasons tend to be men who like meaningful participation; being able to use their talents in a way that will be helpful to their community.


The social aspect involves the tithing of time, not just for the Mason but also for his immediate family.


The primary objective is to shape and develop men into productive community contributors and leaders.


A motto, (or favorite saying) of Freemasonry is; ‘We make good men better.’ Part of that purpose is the spreading of friendship, morality and brotherly love.