State Officers

State Master Councilor - Justin Hancock

Justin Carl Hancock
State Master Councilor

Justin Hancock was born on June 15, 2000 in a small town outside of Waco called China Spring, Texas. He attended school Pre-K through 12th at China Spring ISD. He is now attending McLennan Community College where he plans on being there for two years to pursue music education. He plays trumpet in band. He was also a section leader for two years in high school. Justin is an outstanding musician. He made the Association of Texas Small School Bands jazz band and concert band in high school. He was a part of his school’s top band two years in a row, one time being on a different instrument. He was named outstanding trumpet twice and was named the 2017-2018 outstanding male senior by the band directors.  

Justin was initiated to Waco Chapter on October 17, 2013. Before his term as Master Councilor, Justin earned numerous merit bars, his lamp of knowledge, and his #1 pin. During his term and post term as Master Councilor he received his Founders Membership Award and Representative DeMolay Award.

Going into the centennial year of DeMolay Justin was elected to serve as the State Junior Councilor for the 2018-2019 term. The next year, he was elected to serve as the State Senior Councilor for the 2019-2020 term. During his term as State Senior Councilor, he was instrumental in bringing back the membership incentives program and the annual “Chapter Challenge” for membership in positive growth and new members initiated.

On July 18, 2020, at the first ever Virtual Conclave, Justin was elected the 91st State Master Councilor of the Texas DeMolay Association. His theme of “Salute to Service” reminds us of our foundation as a service organization and honors the thousands of DeMolays and all of the men and women who have served our nation in the armed forces.

Justin was invested into priory on July 30, 2016 as a member of DFW Priory, now Michie Brous Priory.

While he was State Senior Councilor, Justin was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason at J.H. Gurley Lodge No. 337.

Deputy State Master Councilor - Robin Reed

Robin Reed
Deputy State Master Councilor

Robin Lynn Reed was born on April 12, 2000 in Port Arthur, Texas at 8:30 a.m. He is currently a student at Lamar University where he is majoring in Mechanical Engineering. During high school, a diagnostic test revealed that Robin suffers from the Asperger Syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects one’s brain development. Robin spends most of time working on schoolwork, participating in DeMolay activities, and staying home with his family.  

On June 3, 2013, Robin was initiated into DeMolay after a friend introduced it to him two months prior and became a member of Nederland Chapter No. 3616. Despite the four year wait, he was installed as the Master Councilor of Nederland Chapter for the first time on December 4, 2017 and received his Representative DeMolay Award in January the following year. He sas received first place in many Ritual competitions. Robin received his Chevalier on July 9, 2017 and became a part of the Golden Triangle Court of Chevaliers and is the current Commander in the East. At the following State Conclave, he was elected to serve as the District Deputy State Master Councilor of District Four under then State Master Councilor Noah Blair. Now Robin is serving as Deputy State Master Councilor for Texas DeMolay after being elected and installed on July 18, 2020. 

The same month and year of receiving his Chevalier, he was initiated into Priory at the 87th Texas DeMolay Association State Conclave with Albert Pike Priory. Afterwards, he became a founding member of the Golden Triangle Priory and is a Past Illustrious Knight Commander.

Alongside DeMolay, Robin is also a Master Mason at Nederland Masonic Lodge No. 1368. 

State Senior Councilor - Vacant

State Senior Councilor

State Junior Councilor - Layton Richards

Layton Richards
State Junior Councilor

Layton Richards was born February 26, 2004 in Nederland, Texas to Jared and Mandy Richards. He has been homeschool most of his education and has attended Harmony Science Academy the past year. He is a Junior and has a strong passion for music. Having attended Tonalta School of Music, he has become skilled in guitar, ukulele, and mandolin. His preferred instrument is the guitar and has played lead, rhythm, and acoustic. Layton attends Life Point Church in Beaumont and is involved in the Worship Team.

Brother Richards was initiated into Nederland Chapter No. 3616 on March 21, 2016. He was installed as Master Councilor on March 27, 2017 and has earned the Representative DeMolay award. He has since served two more terms as Master Councilor. His love for DeMolay is expressed through performing various portions of the degree work. He has repeatedly won state competitions for Master Councilor in the Initiatory Degree, Ceremony of Light, and several other individual competitions as well. He is honored to have been elected to serve as State Junior Councilor and was installed on July 18, 2020.

Sir Knight Richards continued his DeMolay experience by joining Golden Triangle Priory on March 11, 2020.

State Illustrious Knight Commander - Brendon Camp

Brendon Camp
State Illustrious Knight Commander

Brendon J. Camp was born to Brenda and Don Camp. He first joined the Order of DeMolay in May of 2012. He is a current member of Nederland Chapter and a member and PMC-MSA of Red Oak Chapter. He joined Priory in July of 2017, and is a member of Michie Brous Priory. He is an affiliated member and Past Illustrious Knight Commander of Golden Triangle Priory. He has been a member of the Masonic family almost since birth, and though he recently joined the lodge, he has been involved in various Masonic bodies such as the Hella Shrine Clowns for years.

Brendon attends Lamar University and is a Political Science and Criminal Justice double-major with a 4.0 and law school aspirations.

Besides DeMolay and Knighthood, Brendon's interests consist of reading, writing, video games, investing, and constitutional law. He is an award-winning member of Lamar University's Moot Court and Model UN teams and has been involved in organizations such as Pre-Law Society and Student Government. He is also a small business owner and runs an online trading card store. He attends First Christian Church of Beaumont.

State Sweetheart - Krystal Hittle

Krystal Hittle
State Sweetheart

Krystal Kay Hittle was born on December 19th, 2002 in Waco, Texas to Albert and Kimberly Hittle. She is a Junior at Waco High School.


She was installed as Waco Chapter Sweetheart on February 2nd, 2017 and started off by representing DeMolay as a sweetheart March 18th, 2017 at the Grand Lodge building.


Krystal entered the Masonic family when she was 7 years old and became a pledge girl. Later on, she was initiated into Rainbow and has been very active since then. She is a Past Worthy Advisor of Liberty-Waco assembly #18 and has been an active member since she joined.


Krystal’s interests include DeMolay, Rainbow, Orchestra, Color Guard, Line Dancing, Traveling, Art, and Sewing. She is also involved with a school activity called Skills USA for health science, medical terminology, and CPR/First Aid. In middle school (6th-8th grade) she volunteered to help with the special needs class at Tennyson Middle School during her elective classes. It changed her life quite a bit knowing that she helped people in need. In orchestra, Krystal recently won 1st place in her solo and ensemble contest and was recognized in front of the board of trustees of Waco ISD for her achievement.

District Deputy State Master Councilors

  • District 1: Vacant
  • District 2: Rayce Baker – Waco Chapter
  • District 3: Billy Owens – Legacy Chapter
  • District 4: Taygen Brady – Two Rivers Chapter
  • District 5: Kyle Villanueva – John Wayne Chapter
  • District 6A: Tyler Copenhaver – Stephen F. Austin Chapter
  • District 6B: Christian Coleman – Albert Pike Chapter
  • District 7: Vacant