Worshipful Master L. Kenneth Bray
A Message from the Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 43
“Freemasonry takes good men, and makes them better.” You may have heard this once or twice, and may have given this merely a passing glance, but ever since I became a Mason, I wanted to know HOW. This great fraternity has had such an impact on my life inside and outside of the lodge. I’ve met amazing people and have made some lasting friendships, I have mentors, I have friends, I have above all else; Brothers. I believe all men search for enlightenment and knowledge, “knowledge is the great object of our desire” and with knowledge comes empowerment and a true sense of purpose. This year the Right Worshipful Grand Master is focused on education and bringing value to its membership, it is my intention to pursue the same endeavors here at Lodge No. 43. There is a saying in Freemasonry – “You get out of it, what you put into it” that can be applied to any life experience. It is this saying that has matured and molded me into the man I am today. It is this value I wish to bring to our members, and to provide and inspire them to pursue that level of wisdom for their own personal development. Actions speak louder than words, “people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it” [Simon Sinek]. I hope to share my WHY with everyone that I come into contact with this year, and inspire each and everyone seek more light – not by saying, but by doing.
L. Kenneth Bray III
The statue of the Masonic Worshipful Master was carved in 1996 during Nat Gilchrist P.M. year as Worshipful Master. The intent was to have it passed each year to the incoming Master to enjoy in his home for the his year, then pass it on. Years of travel hasn’t taken its toll on him too badly, although his gavel has since broken off.