Rev. Herman "Skip" Mason, Jr. is the Senior Pastor of Historic Mother Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Augusta, Georgia. He is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, a graduate of Morris Brown College, Atlanta University with a master's degree in Library and Information Science concentrating in African American History. He is currently enrolled at the Phillips School of Theology in the Master's of Divinity program at the Interdenominational Theological Center.
Rev. Mason has served as professor of history, college archivist, Director of the Learning Resource Center and Dean of Students at both Morris Brown College and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the former pastor of the St. James CME Church in Washington, Georgia, Greater Hopewell C.M.E. Church in Atlanta, Georgia and St. Paul CME Church in Athens. Rev. Mason is the author of numerous books on the history of African Americans in Georgia and the South and has published over 10 books. He has curated major exhibitions and has served as a historical consultant on numerous PBS Documentaries and movies.
Rev .Mason served on the National Board of Directors of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C. and worked to get the monument to Dr. King completed on the mall in Washington, D.C. completed and dedicated in 2011. He is a member of numerous organizations including the St. James Lodge No. 4 of the Prince Hall Masons where he is a 33rd degree Mason. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, collecting black memorabilia and photographs, listening to old jazz albums and researching his family history. He is father of two wonderful children Jewel and Jodari.