Tabitha Beam developed an interest in learning sign language through watching the interpreter at her church where she grew up in TN. In 2005, God directed her to take a mission trip to the Philippines to help with summer Deaf camp, where she met a missionary who told her about Silent Word Ministries. God used the trip to the Philippines to begin directing her into full-time deaf ministry. In 2009, she attended college in Nashville to study sign language interpreting. Since 2011, she has been serving at SWM as a home-office missionary who daily ensures that the ministry functions while others are in meetings. Some of her daily duties are answering the phone, handling all mail orders, sending missionary prayer letters, overseeing literature inventories, and directing office volunteers. She also assists SWM missionaries, helping their ministries function more efficiently. In simple words, she serves to help others serve. Tabitha is involved in the local church deaf ministry and assists in SWM meetings. She also assists in SWMI team trips. Her sending church is Franklin Road Baptist Church.