OUR HISTORY

The Daughters of the King was founded on January 14,2014 by a group of Christian women residing in the Franklin area. Since its launch in 2014, other Columbia and Spring Hill, TN communities have united with the organization. D.O.T.K. is a Christ centered Nonprofit Organization that ministers articulate efforts driven to highlight the love of Christ, and facilitate a positive change in the lives of others.

Our goals include, winning the hearts of women and children to Christ, empowering and transforming the lives of women and children through Biblical teaching and application. “DOTK” implemented its first Bible study session for women, teens, and children on February 4,2014.

During the summer of 2014, DOTK recognized the need for a supplemental feeding program to assist families with the rising cost of food and the demand of feeding their children during the summer school break. Feed My Lambs was initiated with the idea of merely feeding school age children, however, DOTK expanded its reach by offering free lunch plates three days per week to not only school age children, but to adults residing within the Franklin and Williamson County areas. By the end of the summer, DOTK was serving and average of 270 plates per week. In continuing its efforts, DOTk announced its free dinner plate program on October 9, 2014. This new initiative started serving dinner every other Thursday throughout the fall season.

DOTK remains committed and continues to strive to fulfill its mission: Lead women and children into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and encourage transformation of mind, body, and soul through the implementation of Biblical principles and applications

OUR VISION

Transforming the mind, body and soul is key to changing the well-being of women and children across the nation. Many women and children live in spiritual, physical and mental poverty due to situations and circumstances. Spiritual fitness, physical fitness and mental fitness is crucial to overcoming. Therefore D.O.T.K. serves with a commitment to encourage transformation of mind, body, and soul through its Hour of Empowerment a weekly Bible study session for women and children; Feed My Lambs– an outreach effort designed to distribute free lunch/dinner plates during the summer, fall and winter months in order to combat hunger in the local community; Back to School Youth Explosion-Field Day Eventa community event held yearly with an aim to celebrate and inspire students with a positive message prior to returning to school, provide a means of visible support, distribute free back packs with school supplies along with free hygiene kits.

Most recently, in 2016, Daughters of the King initiated its first Bondage Breaker Women’s Conference and its first Miss. D.O.T.K. Pageant with an aim to destroy low self-esteem, the negative self-image, build confidence, and reinforce self-worth and a positive self-image in girls and women residing in and beyond the Franklin/Williamson County area.

D.O.T.K. expanding its reach in order to serve a greater number while continuing to fulfill its mission.

MEET OUR FOUNDERS

Tracye Tucker [Founder/Board President]

Evangelist Tucker is a native and  graduate of Franklin High School and received her B.S in Social Work from Middle Tennessee State University and B.S in Theological Studies from Welch College. This woman of God is on fire for the Lord and is called upon to deliver His word through out the Middle Tennessee area as a guest speaker, spiritual advisor, and facilitator.  Evangelist Tucker is married to Elder William J. Tucker and they are members of West Harpeth Primitive Baptist Church. They reside in Franklin with their three children: Nicholas, Shawnette, Isaiah. and twin granddaughters: Layla and Armonie.

Fritzi Bronson [Co-Founder/Board Officer]

Fritzi is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. Fritzi is a graduate of Zion Chapel High School in Jack, Alabama and a graduate of McArthur State Technical College in Opp, Alabama where she received her Associate in Applied Technology Degree in Accounting. Fritzi resides in Franklin, Tennessee with her husband of 15 years, Kenneth Bronson. They have a blended family of four adult children; Tiamko, Raymond, David, and Renisa. Fritzi is a member of Bethel World Outreach Church where she has served in various roles over the past 13 years.

Iris Beech [Co-Founder-/Board Officer]

Iris is a graduate of Franklin High School and she earned her Associate Degree in Computer Science at Draughon’s Jr. College, Nashville, Tennessee.  Iris has been a dedicated employee of Ford Motor Credit for 19 years. Iris is an active member of Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church as a member of the choir and the Women’s Missionary Society.  Iris has a love and heart for children and has worked with The African American Heritage Society of Williamson County, The Shelter for Abused Women, and Second Harvest Food Bank as a volunteer.

MEET OUR DAUGHTERS

Pamela Barnes [Daughter]

Pam is a native of Lexington, Tennessee.  She is a graduate of Lexington High School.  She received her A.S. Computer Science from Jackson State Community College, and her B. A. in Management/Human Relations and M.A. in Organizational Management from Trevecca Nazarene University.  She is a member of Shorter Chapel AME Church where she serves as President of the Stewardess Boars and is the Church Administrator.  Pam resides in Franklin with her husband Donald and their daughter Jayla.

LaDonna Brooks [Daughter]

LaDonna is a native of Martin TN. She is a graduate at UTM where she received her B.S .degree in social work. She came to Middle Tennessee in 1999 with daughter Shantal who currently attends UTM.  LaDonna is currently a sales associate at Academy Sports & Outdoors. She is a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church  in Nashville, Tennessee. She currently lives in Franklin, Tennessee.

Teresa Burns [Daughter]

Minister Teresa is a native of Nashville, Tennessee.  She is a graduate of Glencliff High School.  She received her degree in Computer Accounting from Nashville State Technical College.  She is also the current Chief Executive Director GAP Community Development Resources, Inc.  She is member of Cedar Grove Church, College Grove, Tennessee where she is an associate Minister.  Minister Teresa reside in Franklin with her two youngest children, Daniel and Carlesia.

Lorraine Dunlap [Board Secretary]

Minister Lorraine is a native of Chicago, Illinois.  She is a graduate of Branell Business College and Franklin Bible Institute and is presently a student at Lee University majoring in Biblical Studies.  Minister Lorraine is an active member of Franklin Community Church and is the proud mother of two children, Samuel Jr. and Dominique.  She resides in Franklin, Tennessee.

Remona Calhoun [Daughter]

Minister Remona Calhoun is a native of Cleveland, OH. She is a licensed Minister and member of the College of Preachers at Greater Love Missionary F.G.B.C. She is a certified Lab Technician, but has been blessed as a stay at home mom. She is the founder of S.H.I.F.T Now Ministries.  Minister Remona is married to Lance and they have six children , De’Arrah, Re’Mone, Me’Caiah, Caleb, Ja’Elle and Nai’Elle.

Shirley Johnson [Board Officer]

Shirley Johnson is a wife of 29, to Jack Johnson Jr. and has a beautiful soul. She is the mother of two, Marcus and Yolanda Johnson. She is also a grandmother of 7, one of them happens to be Quintavious Johnson, who finished Top 5 in America’s Got Talent. Shirley enjoys singing and serving the community, most importantly she is a servant of God.

Samantha Sheperd [Daughter]