The purpose of Tabitha's TEA Party is to empower women and teens to rise from dead places. We are women who Get Up and by Faith we work hard to Stay Up. The name Tabitha's TEA Party was inspired by Tabitha, the female disciple referenced in Acts 9:36-41. Tabitha was known for doing good, helping the poor, and rising from death. This is where you'll see our core goals.
Tabitha has three goals:
1.) Do good and help the poor.
2.) Promote female discipleship.
3.) Empower women and teens to rise from dead places.
We accomplish our goals through our monthly bible studies, outreach initiatives, private TEA parties, and annual conferences.
Tabitha's TEA Party started in the media room of Ebony King on January of 2015. For a year she hosted bible studies on Saturday nights over a cup of TEA. The bible studies continued to grow month by month and on January 23. 2016 she hosted the first official Tabitha's TEA Party at NYLO Hotel in Plano, Texas.
The bible studies follow the format of TEAch, Empower, Apply. Ebony leads the teaching component, another speaker is brought in for Empowerment, and the tea party concludes with Application.
Since the first TEA Party of January 2016, the organization has expanded by leaps and bounds:
Host monthly TEA Parties
Partner with other non-profits to serve the community
Produced an Emmy Nominated Documentary
Registered as 501(c)(3)
Featured in CEO Mom Magazine
Featured on Heaven 97KHVN
Launched Tabitha's TEAnagers
Host Weekly Prayer & Devotional Call
Published Women's Devotional
Launched Signature TEAcup Line
CEO MOM MAGAZINE
FEATURED IN CEO MOM MAGAZINE
Our founder, Ebony King was featured in CEO Mom magazine for empowering women through Faith.
A Message from our Founder
“It's so funny to me when people call me Tabitha. My name is Ebony but I do have a little Tabitha in me. When my husband empowered me to start a women's ministry I prayed and prayed for a name. Before allowing God to give me an answer I tried some really terrible name. Then one day I was reading the book of Acts 9:36 and came across the story of a woman by the name of Tabitha. She was a female disciple known for doing good and helping the poor. Later in the story she grew sick and died. Peter went and prayed for her and said to her "Tabitha, get up." And she got up from death!!! She was alive again. Many came to worship God through her rising. From the moment I read that I've been on a mission to be a female disciple. To do good and help the poor. And last but not least help women get up from dead places.
Though there will be many people who would love to see you down. There are many more who will rise and serve God because you Got Up! Welcome to Tabitha's Tea Party where the TEA stands for Teach, Empower, and Apply. Tabitha, get up.”
– Ebony King
Founder, Executive Director
A major component of our mission is to empower women to rise from dead places. In 2018 we produced our first documentary: Girl, Get Up! This documentary was created as a beacon of light for women who feel hopeless or dead on the inside. We believe that with God we can all GET UP!
The documentary was later nominated for a Lonestar Emmy. Please watch and share for anyone who needs inspiration to Get Up!