Daughters of the King
DOK in West Tennessee
There are 13 senior chapters and one junior chapter of the Order of Daughters of the King in the Diocese of West Tennessee totaling close to 220 members. We, along with our 20,000- plus DOK sisters around the world, including our special sister diocese of Haiti, have taken a lifelong vow of prayer, service, and evangelism, especially to women and girls. Since its founding in 1885, each member of the order has dedicated herself to the extension of Christ’s kingdom and the strengthening of her own spiritual life and that of her parish. Several DOK chapters in this diocese sponsor retreats to which all women are invited, and each chapter serves its parish in its own special ways.
Twice a year, Daughters from throughout the diocese gather for sharing, business, a meaningful program, Eucharist, and lunch. For those who are interested in the broader ministry of the order, Province IV holds spring and fall conferences at Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC, where approximately 150 Daughters from the southeast United States gather for worship, fellowship, and excellent speakers. Every three years, delegates and other DOKs from around the world come together for Triennial, usually just prior to the Episcopal Church’s General Convention.
There are DOK chapters at Annunciation, Cordova; All Saints Chapter at Ravenscroft,; St. Andrew’s, Collierville; St. George’s, Germantown, Grace Church, Paris; and All Saints, Calvary, Emmanuel, Holy Communion, St. Elisabeth’s, St. John’s, St. Mary’s Cathedral, and St. Philip in Memphis. We also have several Daughters at Large who at the present time do not have chapters in their parishes. We welcome the opportunity to share the ministry of DOK with all women at the other parishes in the diocese. Please contact Lydia Gibson, Diocesan President, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Rev. Bindy Snyder, Diocesan Chaplain, Revbindy@bellsouth.net if you would like to become a Daughter or to form a chapter in your church.
Visit the national Daughters of the King website at www.doknational.com