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
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 Event – a 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.