The Knights Templar is a Christian-oriented fraternal organization that was founded in the 11th century. Originally, the Knights Templar were laymen who protected and defended Christians travelling to Jerusalem. These men took vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and were renowned for their fierceness and courage in battle.

Today, the Knights Templar display their courage and goodwill in other ways. They organize fund-raising activities such as breakfasts, dinners, dances, and flea markets. They support Masonic-related youth groups and they raise millions of dollars for medical research and educational assistance.

Currently, Templar membership consists of people from all walks of life, including doctors, lawyers, clergy, businessmen and entertainment personalities, all of whom profess a belief in the Christian Religion.

All Knights Templar are members of the world’s oldest fraternal organization known as “The Ancient Free And Accepted Masons” or more commonly known as “masons”.

Contact Information

Ruthven Commandery No.2
4911 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

Officer Staff for 2017

Commander George Lillard 281-543-8662
Generalissimo Don Ogwude 832-978-8899
Captain General Michael Foreman 832-229-7768
Senior Warden Darrell Glueck (713) 775-6350
Junior Warden Joseph Taylor 832-549-6950
Prelate Robert Foreman, PC 832-647-9073
Treasurer Ronnie Price, PC 713-824-5193
Recorder Travis Griffith 832-499-3221
Standard Bearer Tom Collins 512-769-1205
Sword Bearer Charles Duke  713-932-7776
Warder Keith Borst 281-224-5276
Sentinel Mario Reyna 281-660-8064


Ruthven Commandery is celebrating our 161st year.