Saint James 

The Greater

Church of God

 International Order Of

The Knights Of Saint James

The International Order Of The Knights Of Saint James is a chivalric order available exclusively to individuals,

age 18 years old and older, male and female, that are declared and baptized Christians.

The Order is a Christian Organization and as such we reject all forms of racism as anti-Biblical and reject all forms of political hatred no matter from what end of the political spectrum it comes from. We firmly believe in the dignity and humanity of all people regardless of color creed, ethnicity or political persuasion. This does not mean we necessarily agree with them or their beliefs but as committed Christians we are convinced of the principles of free speech, lawful assemble and freedom of expression for all mankind without fear of persecution.

We aim to build a fraternity of like-minded Christians around a common enthusiasm for the inspirational heritage of the original Knights Templar. We seek to develop mutual comradeship and support and to turn our international fellowship into a living shield and sword for the defence of Christian communities and the upholding of Christian principles.

Membership is awarded upon application, consists of three ranks, and is irrespective of gender, race, or nationality.

The motto of our order is:

          "Improvement of Self.

          Charity to Others.

          Compassion toward All."

The aims of our order are to achieve in the member, through the voluntary practice of our discipline, the following results:

1. The building and improvement of Christian Character in the individual.

2. The practice and promotion of charity to those we meet and have contact with.

3. Demonstration of that compassion best exemplified by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to a lost and sinful world.

Our order consists of three ranks, which must be achieved in succession. For full details on each rank, the discipline relevant to each, and how you may join and participate in our order, contact the Knight Grand Commander with your request.

     Knight Of The Order, Third Class (Squire)

          Entrance level rank of our order.‚Äč

     Knight Of The Order, Second Class (Officer)

          Mid-level rank of our order.

     Knight Of The Order, First Class (Commander)

          Highest level rank available to members of our order.

The International Order Of The Knights Of Saint James chain of leadership is as follows:

* Knight Grand Commander ****

* Knight Vice Grand Commander ***

* Knight U.S. Division Commander **

* Knight International Division Commander **

* Knight Vice U.S. Division Commander *

* Knight Vice International Division Commander *

* Knight Commanders, First Class, head various standing committees and perform various leadership functions.

Note: Our ranks are issued to qualified applicants regardless of gender, which is to say, the title of "Knight" is awarded to both male and female members. The only distinction of gender is in the manner of address; i.e., the manner of address for male members is "Sir Knight (first name)", and the manner of address for female members is "Dame Knight (first name)", or alternatively, "Lady Knight (first name)".