John L. Hairston is a member of University Lodge No. 141, under the MW Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for the State of Washington.
Bro. Hairston is the Editor of the The Quill and The Sword Masonic blog and has been published in several Masonic publications, including The Phylaxis Magazine, Working Tools Magazine, Living Stone, Washington Masonic Community Monitor, The Sentinel (NY) and the Prince Hall Masonic Journal (IL). He is a contributing writer to the Phylaxis anthology, The Greatest Prince Hall Masons of the 20th Century.
He is a Life member and Director of Masonic Sites for the Phylaxis Society, an active member of the Philalethes Society, the Grand College of Rites, The Masonic Society and the Scottish Rite Research Society. He is the co-founder of the Golden Phoenix Society, an esoteric-based community of researchers and lecturers.
Bro. Hairston enjoys his life in Seattle, Washington and traveling abroad in research and writing.