Our Staff

Director/Campus Pastor
Rev. Tabitha Rankin

Pastor Tabitha has served the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church for the past 10 years. She was commissioned a provisional elder in 2016 and was ordained an Elder in 2018. Pastor Tabitha currently serves as the director of the Texas Southern University’s Wesley Foundation in Houston, Texas. Where she works to develop compassionate, Christ-centered, community-focused leaders. Other full-time appointments have included Chaplain, Wiley University, Director/Campus Pastor, Tyler United Wesley Foundation, and Senior Pastor, St. Paul/Pleasant Grove, Huntsville.

Pastor Tabitha is the mother of six beautiful children. Nyah – 21, Taylor -19, Zora – 16, Isaiah – 9 (her only son), and twin girls Kennedy and McKenzie- 8.

Pastor Tabitha loves to spend time with family, travel, eat crawfish, and dance for fun! Ministry has taken her to many places, including Jamaica and Belize. However, her most memorable experience was serving in Nairobi, Kenya for 10 days. Her favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13 and she frequently recites this scripture.

Pastor Tabitha is a graduate of Sam Houston State University (BA), Gammon Theological Seminary (MDiv), and is she currently working towards earning an EdD in Christian Education Leadership. Pastor Tabitha is also a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated! 

Pastor Tab, as her students affectionately call her, has also served as an adjunct instructor at the Perkins School of Theology’s Course of Study program for the past 6 years and the Houston Community College’s Adult Literacy Program. She is passionate about preaching and teaching God’s word and inspiring others to be the change that they wish to see in the world.