To impact the lives of many within the community through community engagement, with a reputation for high performance and excellence

Since 1912

Alla Baba Temple No. 53 A.E.A.O.N.M.S.




​First, I would like to give honor to God for all of the blessings he has bestowed upon myself, family, and the Nobility. Second, I would like welcome everyone visiting Alla Baba Temple. 2023 is a new year for Alla Baba Temple and I am extremely honored for the faith and trust invested in me to lead this great Temple as the 92nd Illustrious Potentate for the 2023 fraternal year.

Alla Baba Temple has a rich history and has produced many great leaders including Past Imperial Potentate Noble Rev. Carl L. Wilson and the current Imperial Advisor to the Daughters, HPIP Noble Kenneth E. Lewis. The Temple strives to uphold the torch that was handed to it and move our Temple and community to higher heights. However, we cannot solely dwell on this past history. We still have a lot of work to do and must build an illustrious history for future generations.

Community engagement, advancement of youth, veteran programs and financial solvency are the benchmarks of my administration for the 2023 fraternal year. Included in this website is information about our Divan, Past Potentates, Temple events, photos and contact information. Thank you for taking the time to visit with us.

God bless each of you, your families, and the entire Domain!
The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine of North and South America and Its Jurisdictions, Inc. has a long and colorful history. The order was established as an Imperial Council of Prince Hall Shriners on June 3, 1893, in Chicago, Illinois, by 13 Prince Hall Masons under the leadership of John George Jones. They met in the Apollo Hall on State Street where Palestine Temple was organized. On June l0, 1893, Jones and his associates organized the Imperial Grand Council of Prince Hall Shriners. Jones, who was an attorney, immediately went about organizing Prince Hall Shrine Temples in Los Angeles, California, Washington D.C., Jacksonville, Florida, Indianapolis, Indiana, Baltimore, Maryland, Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri, New York City, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Providence, Rhode Island, Alexandria and Richmond, Virginia. In September of 1889, Isaac L.W. Holland, the Illustrious Potentate of Pyramid Temple in Philadelphia, sent out a call to members of Prince Hall Shrine Temples within the nation to meet with him for the purpose of reorganizing the Imperial Grand Council. On December 12, 1900, a meeting was held in Philadelphia with officers and members attending from Temples in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and from Alexandria, Virginia, at this meeting the Imperial Council was reorganized, and the order adopted a new name: Imperial Council of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine of North and South America and its Jurisdiction, Incorporated. 

Sir Carrington L. Melton
Noble Sir Carrington L. Melton
92nd Illustrious Potentate

Alla Baba Temple No. 53