Past Potentates

Each title in the Shrine is derived from Arabic tradition, and each has its own set of defined duties and responsibilities. Potentates (both past and present) are addressed as “Illustrious Sir”, Imperial Potentates (both past and present) and members of the Imperial Divan are addressed as “Imperial Sir”, while all other Shriners are addressed as “Noble”.  As past leaders of Hejaz Temple the advice and influence of Past Potentates carries great weight.

Hejaz Temple

Living Past Potentates

2017

Jimmie Phibbs

Cassandra

2018

Jason H. Turner

Denise

2014

Barry S. Koon

Fay

2011

Jimmy R. Smith

Mary Jane

2015

William Ackerman

Rhonda

2012

James Kennedy

Shirley

2006

J.R. Hannon

Brenda

2005

George Thompson

Gayle

2002

William Rodgers

Connie

2001

Sherwood Kaiser

Rhonda

1998

Joseph Scott

Nyoda

1997

Clautus Champion

Cynthia

1994

John E. Bradley

Carol

1993

James C. Moore

Terri

1990

Philip Ray Dorn

Sandra

1988

Robert E. Smith

Dorothy

2016

Robbie Murphy

Susan

2013

Gary S. Parsons

Barbara

2010

James Elliot Sr.

Jan

2004

Vernon Meek

Lilly

2000

William Benfield

Pat

1996

A. Carroll Barker

Kathie

1991

George W. Clement

Faye

1969

Jack R. Tyner

Sybil

Past Potentates

Once I was the Great I Am,
to whom all lesser lights salaam,
respected, honored and obeyed,
an impressive sight when on parade.

My word was law none dare gainsay,
my slightest wish, supreme my sway,
I was a man of high estate –
THE ILLUSTRIOUS POTENTATE.

Time marches on, another day
another Pote holds magic sway.

There was a time – the Noble mob
could see no future in the job.

But now The Cabiri, tried and true
Past Potentate all, not raw nor new,
united for service to Temple and Shrine
that the lights of Mecca may ever shine.

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