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 2019

Commander Joseph Taylor 832-549-6950
Generalissimo Matt Bobbitt  281-433-8433
Captain General Maynard Fernando 832-858-7524
Senior Warden Charles Duke 713-932-7776
Junior Warden Kleber Siqueira 210-748-5968
Prelate Robert Foreman 832-647-9073
Treasurer Hunter Schappaugh 713-417-8348
Recorder Travis Griffith 832-499-3221
Standard Bearer Abanilla Emeterio, Jr
Sword Bearer Burt Cull
Warder Keith Borst 281-224-5276
Sentinel Marvin Hass 713-298-2401

Ruthven Commandery is celebrating our 163rd year.