Rev. Dickie Wayland Johnson
Most Worshipful Grand Master
Dickie W. Johnson was born in Smith County, Tennessee on September 22, 1939, the son of Ruby
Vantrease Johnson and Jim B. Johnson. He attended Grant Elementary School and graduated from
Gordonsville High School in 1957. Brother Dickie attended Vol State, University of Tennessee and
Cambridge State University, earning a degree in Sociology. He received his theology training in
Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Brother Johnson worked at Nashville Electric Service for thirty-seven years, serving as CEO of the
Employees Credit Union. He retired in 1996. Brother Johnson was called into the ministry in 1968 and
has served several United Methodist Circuits over the years. While working at Nashville Electric
Service, he also served as pastor on a part-time basis for several years.
In June of 1997, Rev. Johnson was appointed to the Gordonsville-Temperance Hall-Lancaster United
Methodist Circuit on a full-time basis, retiring in June, 2008. He is ordained and serves as an
Associate Member of the Tennessee Annual Conference.
Brother Johnson was married on November 23, 1957 to Delores Hemontolor of Lebanon, Tennessee. They
have two children and five grandchildren. The eldest grandson was killed in 2004 in a motorcycle
accident while serving in the United States Marines. Dolores is a retired high school teacher having
served at Watertown High School for over twenty-five years.
Brother Johnson was raised a Master Mason in Lebanon Lodge No. 98 in July, 1961 and served as
Worshipful Master in 1965. He holds a plural membership in New Middleton Lodge No. 249. Brother
Johnson served the Grand Lodge as Grand Sword Bearer in 1972 and Grand Chaplain in 2003. He is Past
High priest of Lebanon Chapter No. 25 RAM and served the Grand Chapter in 2002 as Grand Chaplain.
Brother Johnson is Past Grand President of the Order of High Priesthood. He is presently serving as
Grand Chaplain of the General Grand Chapter RAM. Brother Johnson is Past Illustrious Master of
Lebanon Council No. 109 CM and received the Cryptic Mason of the Year award in 1995. He has received
the Order of the Silver Trowel. He is Past Commander of Baldwin Commandery No. 7 KT and served the
Grand Commandery in 1992 as Grand Sword Bearer and in 1997 as R.E. Grand Commander. Brother Johnson
is also a member of Nashville Commandery No. 1. He is a Knight Crusader of the Cross and a Knight
Commander of the Temple. He is serving the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar as a member of the
Finance Committee. Brother Johnson is KYGCH in the York Rite and KCCH in the Scottish Rite. He is
Past Puissant Sovereign of the Red Cross of Constantine.
Brother Johnson is Past Worthy Patron of Rose Croix Chapter No. 95 OES. He is Past Governor of
Middle Tennessee York Rite College No. 143, having received the Order of the Purple Cross in 1998.
He is a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Nashville, SJ. Brother Johnson is a member of A-Menah
Shrine A.A.O.N.M.S. and served as Chaplain for three years. He holds membership in several other
affiliated Masonic bodies.
Brother Johnson was elected Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden on March 23, 2006,and has advanced
each year, being elected Most Worshipful Grand Master on March 26, 2009.