There is no better way to experience love and
compassion than by helping those in need,
a call Knights answer every day.


Knights banded together can accomplish more
than any of us could accomplish individually
in support of our Church and priests.


Knights socialize together and take care of each other –
we have each others’ back.



Members of the Knights of Columbus are proud
of our devotion to God and country,
and believe in standing up for both.

John Sinks 1984-1986

Categories: Grand Knights


John Sinks

Grand Knight 1985-1986

Grand Knight 1984-1985

John Sinks was our Grand Knight for the 1984/85 and 1985/86 fraternal years. John joined the Knights of Columbus in 1958. He moved to Holy Spirit Parish and transferred to Council #8157 on May 1 ~1 1983, bringing with him many years of valuable experience to a still fairly young Council. John was a member of the Knights for 26years prior to becoming Grand Knight of Council #8157 (25 of those years in other Councils). Needless to say, it didn’t take long for John to become active in our Council. John was instrumental in initiating the use of pancake breakfasts as a tool to raise addition revenue for Council activities by selling items such as Rosaries and K.C.pens. The Council also pledge $so to Hike for Life, a significant amount of money considering the Council’s in come at the time. The Knights were also called upon to distribute Thanksgiving baskets to the needy in the parish. The Council began purchasing and using member name badges for the entire membership during his term of office. Following his time with Council #8157, John moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina then to Carthage, North Carolina and finally Sanford North Carolina, Council #6717. John was a member of the Knights of Columbus until he passed away on September 27, 1999. Keep John and his family in your prayers.