Our History and Purpose
JHG Texas is a humanitarian organization in Texas that is part of the greater international Johanniter community. The Johanniterorden or Knightly Order of St. John of the Hospital of Jerusalem is the protestant branch of the Knights Hospitaller that originated with the founding of the first Christian hospital in Jerusalem in 1099. The Knightly Order of St. John was established in the same year and is the oldest charitable organization in existence today. Over the centuries, the Order has consisted of European noblemen who have used their considerable influence to help the sick, the infirm and the poorest of the poor.
For more than 900 years, Johanniter knights and their friends have worked to help the sick, the poor and the needy in their communities. In the beginning their work was focused on Jerusalem and its pilgrims, later it stretched out to Rhodes, Cyprus and Malta. And now, in our time, the area of service has extended into the Americas and to Texas particularly. Our organization actively supports foster children, helps families of wounded soldiers, feeds the hungry, builds ramps and brings spiritual support to the people in our communities.
Beyond all of this we feel that there is a need for exchange, camaraderie and good conversations that range from European culture and art to spiritual topics and the practice of helping others! JHG Texas is by no means a strictly Protestant organization and we gladly welcome participants of every race and religion as long as they are interested in the service to the sick and poor. To foster this sense of a charitable community, we regularly organize events and get-togethers during which we enjoy the company of our many friends and supporters.
Please visit these pages often to see which events might be of interest to you. We welcome you with open arms!
JHG Texas Non-Profit Status
JHG Texas Corporation is classified as a charitable, religious or educational organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States. Any donations that you make can be deducted to the extent permissible under applicable IRS rules.