From Most Worshipful Grand Master Bruce S. Carroll

Welcome brethren. It is indeed an honor to serve you as Grand Master this year.

GRAND MASTER 2023-2024

     Most Worshipful Bruce Steven Carroll was elected and installed as the 151st Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia A.F.& A.M. at the 159th Annual Communication in Charleston, West Virginia.

     Brother Carroll was born September 17, 1952, at Charles Town General Hospital in Jefferson County, West Virginia. He is the 2nd son of the late Lewis F. and Betty B. Carroll. Lewis was a member of Mt. Nebo Lodge No. 91 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

     Brother Carroll was educated in the public schools in Jefferson County, West Virginia, Orlando, Florida, and Clarke County, Virginia, graduating from Charles Town High School in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

     On July 22, 1972, Brother Carroll married Clara K. Dailey. Together they have two sons, Steven I. Carroll and Russell P. Carroll, both Master Masons of Triluminar Lodge No. 117 in Middleway, West Virginia; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

     Brother Carroll is a member of Middleway United Methodist Church, having served as Chairman of the Administrative Council and the Board of Trustees.

     Brother Carroll began his career working as a helper for his grandfather, a farmer, carpenter and an operative stonemason. He then worked a short period at a local paper mill factory before starting a 50-year career in the automotive and truck body repair profession.

     Brother Carroll’s Masonic career began when he was initiated an Entered Apprentice on January 14, 1995, in Triluminar Lodge No. 117 in Middleway, West Virginia; passed to the degree of Fellow Craft on March 25, 1995; and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on April 29, 1995. He was elected Worshipful Master of Triluminar Lodge No. 117 for the years 1998-1999, 2005-2006 and 2019-2020. He served as Treasurer 2007-2017 and 2023.

     In October of 1999, Brother Carroll was appointed Deputy Grand Lecturer by Most Worshipful Stephen G. Swank, serving in that position until 2020. He was appointed Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia in 2001 by Most Worshipful Kyle L. Cochran. Brother Carroll served appointed terms as Grand Pursuivant for Most Worshipful William R. French in 2004-2005. Grand Marshal for Most Worshipful Charlie L. Montgomery in 2007-2008, and Senior Grand Deacon for Most Worshipful Gearl G. Raynes in 2012-2013. He served on the Committee on Masonic Jurisprudence 2020-2022, and the Board of Governors of the Masonic Outreach Program 2021-2023. Brother Carroll was installed Junior Grand Warden on October 13, 2020, Senior Grand Warden on October 12, 2021, Deputy Grand Master on October 11, 2022, and elected and installed the 151st Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia on October 10, 2023.

     Brother Carroll’s Masonic affiliations include: Bethesda Chapter No. 16 Royal Arch Masons; Potomac Commandery No. 5; York Rite College No. 175; Valley of Martinsburg Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite; Eastern Panhandle Past Master’s Club.

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