The Knights Templar College is a college built on Christian, Biblical, and Godly principles. Established in 2018 the aim is and always has been the expansion of the kingdom of God.

To accomplish that goal there are three colleges under the KTC umbrella.

First, there is the Knights Templar Grand Priory of America dedicated college. This college is used solely for training and educating Knights Templar of that order.  To attend this college, one must be a fully vetted member of the KTGPA. More information on the KTGPA is provided below.

Next is the Evangelical Crusade Bible College. ECBC is a college dedicated to expanding the Kingdom by training Evangelical Ministers, Teachers, Administrators, Laypeople, and Christian Counselors.

This College will begin enrollment in the summer of 2024.

Next is the Anglican Diocese of Saint Louis IX Bible College. SLBC is a college dedicated to expanding the Kingdom by training Anglican Priests, Deacons, Teachers, Administrators, Christian Councilors, and Laypeople.

This College will begin enrollment in the summer of 2024.

The Knights Templar College is the exclusive training partner of the Knights Templar Grand Priory of America.


Knights Templar Grand Priory of America

We are ecumenical meaning we are not affiliated with any single denomination but represent all of Christendom.


The Knights Templar, also known as L’Ordre du Temple de Jerusalem, have a rich
and powerful history that spans over 900 years. Since its founding in the year
1118 A.D., it has had a tremendous impact on history throughout Europe, Asia, and
the Middle East. The primary purpose has been and continues to be to give glory
and honor to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Today, we thrive with an
international membership of men and women who are dedicated to living and
sharing a life according to the teachings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


Goals & Core Values of KTGPA

  • Spread the light of Christ in an increasingly dark world.
  • Promote spiritual and corporal works of mercy, charity, and benevolence.
  • Act as a force to unify all Christians under the banner of Christ.
  • Perpetuate Knights Templar traditions by defending Christendom.
  • Live a life of Chivalry and hold each other accountable for excellence.
  • Promote historical studies, heraldry, and the genealogy of the Order.
  •  Promote brotherhood and solidarity among all people through the values ​​of friendship, loyalty, and respect.

Our Leaders

Today the L’Ordre du Temple de Jerusalem is headed by our Grand Master, Brigadier General Ronald S. Mangum, and its Grand Priory of The United States is headed by Bishop Caesar Johnson (Grand Prior, Knights Templar USA).

The American Grand Priory of the L’Ordre du Temple de Jerusalem was founded in 1973 by Father Philip Guarino with the permission and appointment of Grand Master Antoine Zdrojewski and Swiss Grand Prior Alfred Zappelli.

The United States Grand Priory of the L’Ordre du Temple de Jerusalem, Knights Templar Grand Priory of America (KTGPA) has a long and proud history serving God and His people across the country. Our motto is “of HIS people, by HIS people, for HIS people” and we mean every word of it.

Our Masters are elected, just as it has been done since the beginning of the Order.  The position of Grand Master cannot be passed on through anyone’s will or by being the heir of a Grand Master.  Any, so-called, “Templar” Order that uses those claims to support the Grand Master’s succession is not legitimate. The order strives for the highest ideals and draws its inspiration from the ancient Order of the Temple. We strive to be the spiritual and philosophical heirs to the ancient Knights Templar founded by Hugues de Payens in 1118.

Our Order was recognized by His Imperial Majesty, Napoleon Bonaparte, by imperial decree in 1807.  In 1853, it was given recognition by Emperor Napoleon III.  In 1918, the Order was re-registered in France in accordance with French law.  On January 19th, 1932, it was registered in Brussels, Belgium: 1957 Namur / Belgium BE-410 20708.  This recording was done by three Belgian Templars in Brussels, Joseph Cleeremans, Gustave Jonckbloedt, and Théodore Covias.  The record of the registration of the “Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem” appears in the Belgian Monitor on January 20, 1933.  Lastly, our Order was re-registered in Namur, Belgium, on November 15th, 1975.

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Membership includes Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox.