Charles W. Davenport - Imperial Potentate, AEAONMS, INC
REV. CHARLES W. DAVENPORT 43RD Imperial Potentate of the A.E.A.O.N.M.S., Inc.
Rev. Charles W. Davenport is a life-long resident of Batesburg, SC. He is married to the former Jannette L. Henry of Winnsboro. They have three children and three grandchildren. He is a graduate of Twin City High School and The DeVry Institute of Technology. A veteran of the United States Air Force, he retired as a manager from Owens Corning Fiberglass, Inc. (Advanced Glassfiber Yarns), Aiken, SC. He is a Senior Regional Manager with Primerica Financial Services licensed in debt consolidation, signature loans, life insurance and he is a Securities Broker-Dealer. He has also worked as a consultant with Arrow Marketing (The State Newspaper). Rev. Davenport is Past Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of South Carolina. He is the 43rd Imperial Potentate of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (A.E.A.O.N.M.S), Inc. He is past Treasurer of the Prince Hall Shrine Foundation. He is a Sovereign Grand Inspector General Active of The United Supreme Council Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, PHA. He is Past Master of Twin City Lodge #316, Past Commander in Chief of the C. C. Johnson Consistory #136, Past Potentate and Past Imperial Deputy of the Oasis of Cairo Temple #125 and Past Chief Deputy of Golf of the Imperial Recreation Department of the A.E.A.O.N.M.S., Inc. He is a founding member of the Cairo Motor Patrol. He is a member of Twin City Chapter #243 Order of the Eastern Star, Ethiopia Chapter Holy Royal Arch Masons and Past Grand High Priest Prince Hall Grand Chapter Holy Royal Arch Masons of South Carolina. He is Past General Grand High Priest of the General Conference Holy Royal Arch Masons U.S.A. and Bahamas, Inc. He is Past Grand Thrice Illustrious Master of the Prince Hall Grand Council Royal and Select Masters Jurisdiction of South Carolina and a Past Right Eminent Grand Commander Palmetto Grand Commandery Knights Templar. He is an Honorary Past Imperial Potentate of the A.E.A.O.N.M.S., Inc., Honorary Past Grand Master of Georgia, Honorary Past Grand Master of North Carolina, Honorary Member of the Jurisdiction of Virginia and Ohio and Honorary Past Grand Master of Louisiana. He is a Kentucky Colonel and an Honorary Member of the Fayetteville Fort Bragg Chapter-Triple Nickels, the 555th Parachute Infantry Association Inc. at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Rev. Davenport is an inaugural member of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of South Carolina Hall of Fame. He was honored to have the class of novices created during the 2018 South Carolina Gala Day named the “Charles W. Davenport Class.” He is a life-long member of the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Leesville, SC. He served for 9 years as Chairman of the Board of Deacons where during his tenure they erected and dedicated a new sanctuary. He has also served as Church Clerk. He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry by the Friendship Baptist Association. He served as an Associate Minister at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. He is currently the Pastor of the Philippi Missionary Baptist Church in Prosperity, SC. He serves as President of the Congress of Christian Education of the Friendship Baptist Education Association. Some of his numerous civic activities include serving as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lexington School District Three where he served for 13 years, former member of the Board of Directors of the United Black Fund of the Midlands, former member of the Board of Directors and Loan Committee of the Anderson Federal Credit Union, Life Member of the NAACP and a member of the Twin City Alumni Association. On May 26, 1999, Rev. Charles W. Davenport’s name was entered into the U.S. Congressional Record (106th Congressional Record, First Session E1099) “A Tribute for Being A Servant In His Community And Making His Mark On The Masonic Order, His Church And The Local School District.” The South Carolina Senate also honored him for his many contributions to the state and its citizenry. He was a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award (which was given under the administration of President Barack Obama), the Batesburg-Leesville Citizenship Award and the City of Columbia proclaimed June 5, 1999 as “Charles W. Davenport Day.”