Join Us on April 11, 2024.

You are cordially invited to attend our

Deputy Orient of North Carolina

SGIG James H. Upchurch, 33rd Degree, has served as the Illustrious Deputy of the Orient of North Carolina, Acient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, United Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, Prince Hall Affiliation since 2012.   In 2018 he was appointed to serve on the Finance Committee and the Nominating Committee of the United Supreme Council.  

During Deputy Upchurch’s Masonic life, he has held numerous elected and appointed positions. To name a few, he has served as Worshipful Master of St John's Lodge No 12, Commander in Chief of Greensboro Consistory #106, Chairman of Audit, Budget, and Finance Committee for the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge PHA, Past Potentate of Khalif Temple No. 144, an Imperial Officer of A.E.A.O.N.M.S., and as chairman of the Board of Khalif Temple Event Center.

In his community, he has served the YMCA, the Better Business Bureau, the Frank Forum, the Greensboro Men's Club, the Brothers Club of Reidsville, the International Civil Rights Museum along with many other organizations.

Recently he was appointed to the Greensboro ABC Board of Directors and was awarded the "First Induction to the Hayes-Taylor YMCA Hall of Fame."

Along with his civic and Masonic activities, Deputy Upchurch is an entrepreneur. He and his wife, Judith have owned BABYS WORLD CHILDCARE CENTER for more than five decades.

Deputy Upchurch’s spiritual development began in his home community at Riley Hill Baptist Church Wendell, NC and now he continues worshipping at Mount Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro where he served on its Finance Committee and served as Chair of the Trustees for 10 consecutive years. He and his wife Judith, have two children, James Jr, and Jamilla, three grandchildren, and three great grands.

Please help us honor his community service, family values, masonic commitment and dedication to Scottish Rite Masonry in the Orient of North Carolina.
Tickets are $45 and can be reserved by using the "RSVP Now" button below.

For more information you many call or email:

SGIG Herb Caviness-252.259.8136 / [email protected]


PSGLLR Rose Nelson- 704.502.1726 / [email protected]

Embassy Suites
210 Harrison Oaks Blvd. Cary, North Carolina
Embassy Suites
210 Harrison Oaks Blvd. Cary, North Carolina
Date & Time
April 11, 2024, 7:00 PM 
Join us on April 11
We look forward to seeing you as we honor our Illustrious Deputy. 

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