MTV’s new series Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant documents the stories of five young moms to be and their struggles. But, when it comes to 21-year-old Ashley Jones, the show might as well be called Teen Grandma: A Little Older and My Young Child Is About To Be A Parent, because the breakout stars from this narrative are Bar’s mom Shen and Ashley’s mom Pastor Tea! We’ve already done a few posts about outspoken Shen, so I thought I would turn things around and shine the Starcasm light on Pastor Tea for minute.
Pastor Tea is actually Tasheilia Chapple, founder of Tasheilia Chapple Ministries, located in Davis, California. Tea also goes by Apostle Tea, and her ministry also goes by the name PDA Ministries, which stands for Power Dominion Authority.
Pastor Tea is rather unconventional in her teachings, as she often eschews traditional preconceptions about sharing the word of Christ in today’s culture — but more on that in a minute.
I will kick things off with a 29-minute video of Pastor Tea doin’ her thang in the pulpit as she shares a sermon inspired by the book of Exodus, Chapter 3, Verses 7-16:
You might recognize the video, as MTV used a brief clip from it in their intro to Ashley’s mom early in the season. Amazingly, the video was uploaded on February 19, 2018 and had one single view at the time of the writing of this post. Perhaps Pastor Tea’s appearance on Teen Mom Young and Pregnant, combined with exposure from this post and the others surely to follow, will help get those numbers up and The Word out!
I’ve compiled some other information about Pastor Tea, and it’s a bit random, so the best way to present it is to just do a list:
Pastor Tea is not married to Ashley’s real dad. However, Tea married Ted Chapple more than 18 years ago, so Ashley has had a stable father figure throughout her life.
Pastor Tea is more about forgiveness than Hellfire and Brimstone as she is very open to embracing sinners of all degrees — and she is very open to the use of memes. Even dabbing cartoons are OK in the eyes of the Lord in the eyes of Pastor Tea:
Here is a sample post from Pastor Tea illustrating her progressive stance when it comes to ministering:
There are too many religious miserable Christians. Let people live their best life and you do the same. I’m so over these super religious church folk. Sit down somewhere, look around, your season is up. You not winning no souls today being like that. These young folk don’t want to hear nothing you saying because they can’t relate. The remnant that God is raising up will draw them with love, not rules, speculations, opinions and most definitely not the finger of judgment.
In addition to memes, Pastor Tea is also not afraid to incorporate over-the-top graphic design elements to help promote her ministry. Who says a fire-breathing lion and a denim jacket can’t bring people to God?
And speaking of denim, not only is Pastor Tea unafraid of donning the casual fabric to proselytize, she’ll even go so far as to wear matching lipstick!!
Ah, but bringing you closer to God is not the only thing Pastor Tea can do — she can also improve your credit! Just last week she began courting her social media followers with her brand new financial endeavor called PDA Credit Repair Services. Here’s the pitch she posted on Facebook on Wednesday:
God Morning. WE ARE TAKING NEW CLIENTS TODAY AT PDA CREDIT REPAIR SERVICES. WHO’S READY TO GET THAT CREDIT SCORE LOOKING GREAT AGAIN. YALL KNOW OUR PRICES. $50 to challenge all 3 credit bureaus. IF NOTHING CHANGES, WE DO YOUR FUTURE CHALLENGE FOR FREE. DM ME IF YOU TIRED OF BEING TOLD NO BY CREDITORS.
And from Thursday:
We all have had financial hardships at one point or another and maybe you let some stuff fall by the wayside that’s now on your credit report. Your credit report is a resume of your character, your integrity, your trust worthiness Can and will you pay your bills and will they be on time?
If your credit is damaged for any reason, you can GET OUT, there is a way of escape but you can’t continue to just sit in it and do nothing. #pdacreditservices #50repair
How many pastors can save your soul AND your credit rating?!
Being a woman of God has not prevented Pastor Tea from being the recipient of online male affection — and that includes being the recipient of the highly dreaded manifestation of that affection: scrotographs. From Pastor Tea:
Something is really going on when people inbox the man or woman of God nudes pics of themselves on social media. These demons way to bold and this has been unchecked for far too long.
Keep your nudes pics to yourself. Andddddddd if you are my age you should really know better
I agree with Pastor Tea — all you demons need to keep those dictures in check! There’s a reason they call it junk — ’cause ain’t nobody wanna see that.
Something people do want to see more of is Pastor Tea and her daughter Ashley (and Bar and his mom Shen) — and that is easily accomplished by tuning in for new episodes of Teen Mom Young and Pregnant airing Monday nights at 10/9c on MTV.