General Secretary, James "JJ" Johns, 32°




- Retired US ARMY First Sergeant 1994

- Owned and operated a Business for 18+ Years

- Medically retired in 2010 due to a debilitating accident in 2004

- Past Board member Liberty County Chamber of Commerce

- Life Member Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6602, Hinesville, GA

- Member American Legion Post 168 Hinesville, GA

- Life member of the Cabiri

- Life member of American Legion



- Was initiated in Mount Hermon Lodge #304, Columbus, GA

- Was passed and raised in Spessart Lodge #875, ACGL, Klienosthiem, Germany on June 22, 1982

- Member of Hinesville Lodge #271 Hinesville, GA

- Member of Coastal Daylight Lodge #750, Savannah, GA

- Received my 25 year award from Ill. Brother Clyde E. Griffin, 33º PGM in 2015

- Editor of the Alee Shrine Monthly Magazine since 2012 

- Received 32º on May 11, 1995

- Was obligated a Noble of the Mystic Shrine November 1995, Alee Shrine Savannah, GA

- Potentate of Alee Shrine Temple 2015

- Member Cabiri International (Past Potentates) Association

- Life Member National Sojourners Generl Eberton Camp Fort Stewart Chapter #396, Member of Heroes of 76

- Charter Member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon Savannah Forest # 217

- Membership Chairman Valley of Savannah AASR 2016-2017

- Appointed General Secretary Valley of Savannah AASR by SGIG Ill Brother Ted Collins, 33 PGM in 2018

- Life Member Knights of St. Andrew Valley of Savannah AASR

- Double Eagle Award Recipient

- Life Member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Savannah 


I’m married to former Rhonda “Cheri” Groover on June 6th, 1972.  Two Children;  Melissa Johns, a Forensic Scientist for the State of New Jersey, and James “JR” Johns, JR (Kellie), Employed at Rayonier Fibers, Jesup, GA. We have one granddaughter Madilynn “Maddie “Johns and grandson Owen “Buddy “Johns.  I’m a Christian and attend several churches in Hinesville GA.



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