M. W. Corey D. Hawkins, Sr., Esq., KYGCH, 33˚
Grand Master of Alabama
Corey D. Hawkins, Sr. was born August 27, 1972, in Leighton, Alabama (Colbert County) the second of three sons to Mr. Parker Lee and Mrs. Diann Hawkins. He graduated in 1990 from Colbert County High School with an advanced curriculum diploma.
Grand Master Hawkins began honing his leadership and oratorical skills at a young age in the Baptist Church as a member of the Crusaders, an organization for boys. As a Crusader, he served as Crusader-in-Chief (President) for his local church chapter (Mt. New Home M.B. Church), Crusader-in-Chief of the Muscle Shoals District and Crusader-in-Chief of the Northwest Alabama District. Grand Master Hawkins also won the Crusaders Junior Oratorical Contest many times over at the Muscle Shoals District Level, Northwest Alabama District Level, and the Alabama State Level. To this date he still lives by the Crusader Watchword: For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37.
After graduating from high school, Grand Master Hawkins entered Alabama A. & M. University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education. While at Alabama A. & M. University, Grand Master Hawkins made the Dean’s List on several occasions. Upon graduation he matriculated to Birmingham, Alabama, and began a teaching and coaching career in the public school system.
As a middle school basketball coach, Grand Master Hawkins won the championship in each division he coached in at least once. He also was named Middle School Coach of the Year twice for his division. As Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach, Grand Master Hawkins was fortunate enough to assist each team to the Alabama State High School Playoffs. One of his great accomplishments has been the success in transferring the TEAM concept from the basketball court to the administration of the numerous Masonic houses that he has led.
While teaching, Grand Master Hawkins worked his way through law school. Upon graduation of the Birmingham School of Law and having passed the Alabama State Bar exam on the first attempt, Grand Master Hawkins began his career as a trial attorney.
Attorney Hawkins has been successful in his professional career. He founded The Hawkins Firm, LLC, Attorneys & Counselors At Law. Since being admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama, he has been admitted by the United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama; United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama; United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama; and the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. Grand Master Hawkins is also a Certified Guardian Ad Litem.
Grand Master Hawkins was raised on June 17, 1991, in Hopewell Lodge No. 198, Leighton, Alabama. He has served over all houses both York and Scottish Rite, and has been the guest speaker at many masonic functions.
Grand Master Hawkins was elected to his present position on July 24, 2013, at the 143rd Annual Grand Lodge Communication held in Mobile, Alabama. He is currently the youngest GrandMaster in Prince Hall Freemasonry and the second youngest Grand Master ever in the history of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A. M. of Alabama.
Grand Master Hawkins is the proud father of one son, Corey D. Hawkins, Jr., and one daughter, Autumn D. Hawkins. He is also an active member of First Baptist Church Ensley. Grand Master Hawkins has always believed that hard work pays off. As a result, he possesses the credentials, qualifications, leadership abilities and experience to be at the helm of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A. M. of Alabama.
Born August 27, 1972 in Leighton, Alabama Actively Involved Father of Two Children, Corey D. Hawkins, Jr. & Autumn D. Hawkins
Member First Baptist Church Ensley
B.S. in Education, Alabama A&M University
Juris Doctorate, Birmingham School of Law
Admitted to Alabama State Bar
Most Worshipful Grand Master, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A. M. of Alabama
Past Right Worshipful Grand Marshal, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A. M. of Alabama
Former Administrative Assistant to the Grand Master, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A. M. of Alabama
Past Area Deputy Masonic District #14, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A. M. of Alabama
Past Master, Zion Hill Lodge #770 F. & A. M.-PHA & Gary-Ensley Lodge #110 F. & A. M.-PHA
Member, Ruth Lodge #33 F. & A. M.-PHA
Honorary Past Grand Master, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A. M. of Tennessee
Right Excellent Deputy Grand High Priest, Most Excellent W.H. Mack Grand Chapter HRAM of Alabama, PHA
Assistant General Grand Marshal, General Conference of Grand Chapters, HRAM, USA & Bahamas
Past President, Jefferson Co. Convention of High Priests HRAM-PHA
Past High Priest, Hawkins’ Mark Chapter #20 HRAM-PHA
Member, Omega Chapter #65 HRAM-PHA
Past Grand Thrice Illustrious Master, Most Illustrious W.H. Mack Grand Council R&SM of Alabama, PHA
Chairman of General Grand Committee on Jurisprudence, General Conference of Grand Councils, R&SM, USA
Past Thrice Illustrious Master, Central Alabama Council #01 R&SM-PHA Honorary Past Grand Thrice Illustrious Master, Charles F. Williams Grand Council, Jurisdiction of Tennessee
Right Eminent Grand Commander, Hendley-Mack Grand Commandery KT of Alabama, PHA
Honorary Past Most Eminent Grand Master of the Grand Encampment, Grand Encampment of KT, USA & Its Jurisdiction
Past State Deputy of Alabama, Grand Encampment of KT, USA & Its Jurisdiction Right Eminent Grand Commander, Hendley-Mack Grand Commandery KT of Alabama, PHA
Past Eminent Commander, DeMolay Commandery #42 KT-PHA
Right Eminent Grand Sentinel, Convent General USA, KYCH, PHA, Inc.
Legal Advisor, Convent General USA, KYCH, PHA, Inc.
Past Prior, Alabama Priory #14, KYCH-PHA
KYGCH Induction, 2011
Assistant Grand Auditor-General, United Supreme Council AASR, SJ, PHA, USA Attorney to the Sovereign Grand Commander, United Supreme Council AASR, SJ, PHA, USA
Sovereign Grand Inspector General, United Supreme Council AASR, SJ, PHA, USA, Coronated 2013
Grand Inspector General, United Supreme Council AASR, SJ, PHA, USA, Class of 2005
Past President, Commanders of the Rite, Alabama Council of Deliberation
Past Commander-in-Chief, Red Cross Consistory #2A AASR PHA, Valley of Birmingham, Orient of Alabama
Past Grand Commander, Red Cross Council of Kadosh
Past Most Wise, Red Cross Chapter of Rose Croix
Past Thrice Potent Master, Red Cross Lodge of Perfection
Past President, S.J. Bennett Commanders of the Rite
Honorary Past Imperial Potentate, AEAONMS
Past Imperial Deputy of the Oasis, Khedive Temple #16, AEAONMS, Oasis of Birmingham, Desert of Alabama
Past Illustrious Potentate, Khedive Temple #16, AEAONMS, Oasis of Birmingham, Desert of Alabama
Past President, Khedive Temple #16 Past Potentates Council
Legion of Honor, AEAONMS
Past Desert Chief Rabban, Desert of Alabama, AEAONMS
1998 Master’s Award for Greatest Net Increase in a Rural Lodge Masonic District #17, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge F&AM of Alabama
2011, 2012, and 2013 Outstanding Leadership Awards, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Alabama
2014 Metro Birmingham Branch of the NAACP Man of the Year 2014 Trademark Who’s Who Inductee
OTHER FRATERNAL AFFILIATIONS
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Life Member)
Jones Valley Lodge #14 IBPOEW
Past Alabama State President, IBPOEW
American Turtle Association
American Bar Association
Birmingham Bar Association
Magic City Bar Association