Gwen Shamblin Lara Biography
Gwen Shamblin Lara was an American author, founder of the Remnant Fellowship Church, and dietitian. She was the founder of the Christian diet program The Weigh Down Workshop. Lara died on May 29, 2021, at the age of 66 after her Cessna Citation 501 private jet crashed into Percy Priest Lake, Tennessee.
Gwen Shamblin Lara Age
Gwen was born on February 18, 1955, in Memphis, Tennessee. She died on May 29, 2021, in Percy Priest Lake, Tennessee. She was 66 years old at the time of her death.
Gwen Shamblin Lara Height
Lara was of average height and moderate weight. There are, however, no details about her body measurements. Her hair was blond and had dark brown eyes. Her hairstyle was always done extravagantly.
Gwen Shamblin Lara Family
Lara was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She did not disclose any information regarding her parents and siblings. Therefore, nothing much is known about her childhood. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Gwen Shamblin Lara Husband
Gwen was married two times. Her first marriage was to David Shamblin. The two tied the knot in 1978 and finalized their divorced in 2018. Their marriage was blessed with two children. In 2018, she married Joe Lara a musician, actor, and martial artist. They were married until May 2021 on the day they both died.
Gwen Shamblin Lara Daughter
Gwen had two children with her ex-husband David Shamblin; Michael Shamblin and Elizabeth Hannah. Hannah was married to her deceased husband Brandon Hannah who also died in the tragic plane crash together with Gwen, her husband, and other church leaders.
Gwen Shamblin Lara Career
Gwen was a registered dietitian, consultant, and faculty member at Memphis State University where she had graduated with a master’s degree in food and nutrition. She also worked in the Tennessee Department of Health. She started her weight control consulting practice in 1980. Gwen founded a weight loss program “Weigh Down Workshop” in 1986.
Gwen hosted the program’s first class in a mall in Memphis, Tennessee. She later started hosting the program Bellevue Baptist Church in the 1990s. The program was introduced to about 600 churches in 35 U.S States and by 1995 it was in more than 1,000 churches in Britain and Canada. Its headquarters was in Franklin, Tennessee.
In 199, Gwen founded her church the Remnant Fellowship Church located in Franklin, Tennessee. She has appeared on multiple tv shows including; BBC, 20/20, A Current Affair, The View, The Today Show, CNN’s Larry King Live, and Dateline. She became the producer of a live Internet show, titled You Can Overcome.
Gwen Shamblin Lara Plane Crush
On May 29, 2021, Gwen together with her husband Joe Lara, her son-in-law Brandon Hannah and other six church leaders boarded her 1982 Cessna Citation 501 private jet heading to a Women Fighting For America event in Stuart, Florida. However, the private jet crashed into Percy Priest Lake near Smyrna, Tennessee, shortly after takeoff. None of the passengers survived.
Gwen Shamblin Lara Books
- The Weigh Down Diet
- Exodus: Daily Devotional
- Rise Above: God Can Set You Free from Your Weight Problems Forever
- Out of Egypt: Inspiration for Conquering Life’s Strongholds
- The Legend to the Treasure
- Weigh Down Basics: Workbook
- History of the One True God Workbook: Volume 1: The Origin of Good and Evil
Gwen Shamblin Lara Net Worth
Lara had an estimated net worth of $5 million.