Masonry in the jurisdiction of Iowa. Bro. Rayford currently resides in Sioux City, Iowa where he served as Worshipful Master of Decatur Lodge #14. He is a member of William F Powell Consistory No. 46, Valley of Des Moines, Orient of Iowa. A member of Zaha Temple #52, AEAONMS (PHA), Oasis of Omaha, Desert of Nebraska. Companion and Sir Knight Rayford is a Past High Priest from Sioux City Chapter #26, RAM, Past Illustrious Master of Zadok Council #24, Sioux City, RSM and Past Eminent Commander of Columbian Commandery #18, Sioux City. Bro. Rayford is also a Past Worthy Patron of Harmony Chapter #22, Order of Eastern Stars of Electa Grand Chapter of Iowa.
Rayford was born in Dallas, Texas, where he graduated from Dallas Lincoln High School in Sunny-side South Dallas. Rayford went on to attend Briar Cliff University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Mass Communication. He also attended the University of South Dakota for his MBA/JD. He currently serves as the President of the NAACP Sioux City Unit and is a member of the ACLU Iowa Board of Directors, as well as a member of the Mercy Medical Sioux City Board of Directors, and is serving as a Commissioner with Sioux City Civil Service Commission.
Bro. Rayford has been a featured speaker of the TEDX platform, and is currently the owner of Groundswell Diversity, LLC and Jes Us Entertainment Group, LLC DBA Kingsbury Electronic Services. Rayford was honored with the highest honor awarded in Toastmasters…the Distinguished Toastmaster Designation. Most recently Rayford was recognized by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds as a Volunteer of the Year. His most important role is father to Catherine, Ditto, Ike Jr. Nay-Nay, Christian, Charlie and Bradey. He is a deacon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Sioux City.