Gwen Shamblin Lara, an American author, was born in the United States. She was the founder of Brentwood’s Remnant Fellowship Church. Gwen Shamblin’s networth before her death was estimated at $5 million.
|Full Name||Gwen Shamblin Lara|
|Date of Birth||February 18, 1955|
|Age||66 years old|
|Born Place||Memphis, Tennessee, United States|
|Husband||David Shamblin (1978-2018), Joe Lara (2018- till her death)|
|Death||May 29, 2022|
|Net Worth||$5 Million (estimated).|
Gwen Shamblin, born February 18, 1955 in Memphis, Tennessee. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in dietetics. Gwen then did her master’s degree in food and nutrition from Memphis State University.
During her time at the Memphis State University, she was a registered dietitian, consultant, and also worked in the state’s health department for around five years.
Gwen Shamblin Lara Net Worth & Career
She began her weight control consulting business in 1980. Six years later, she founded the ‘Weight Down Workshop’, a weight loss program which she already had in mind while working on her master’s degree at Memphis State University.
It was a huge success and spread to other countries in Europe. In 1994, it was offered in over 600 churches in at most 35 US States. The program quickly expanded to include over 1000 churches in 49 US States and some Canadian areas.
Lara started the Remnant Fellowship Church in 1999. It was initially a small gathering spot. However, the Shamblins purchased 40 acres of land to expand the area. The construction of the church was completed in 2004. It now has members from around the globe, including Europe and Asia, Africa, Canada, Australia and North America.
She has appeared on numerous television and media shows. Her teaching has been shown on BBC, A Current Affair, The View, The Today Show, CNN’s Larry King Live, and The Early Show. Lara has also been featured on the cover of magazines like Good Housekeeping, People Magazine, First Magazine, and Quick & Simple.
Gwen Shamblin has been married twice. Gwen Shamblin was married to David Shamblin in 1978. She had two children, Elizabeth Hannah and Michael Shamblin. Gwen and David married in 1978. The couple divorced in 2018. In 2018, Gwen married Joe Lara. She has seven grandchildren.
Gwen Shamblin and her husband, along with five other Remnant Fellowship church members, crashed into a Tennessee lake. Shortly after takeoff, the plane crashed into Percy Priest Lake in Tennessee.
According to County officials the passengers on board were J. Lara (Gwen S. Lara), Jennifer J. Martin. David L. Martin. Jessica Walters. Jonathan Walters. and Brandon Hannah. The authorities now believe they are dead.
Gwen Shamblin Lara Net Worth
As of 2022, Gwen Shamblin Lara’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $5 million. She made most of her wealth publishing Christian diet books that promote weight loss and other lifestyles she believed were consistent with Christian principles.
“The Weigh Down Diet” book which she published in 1997 sold more than 1.2 million copies worldwide. Some other popular books published by Gwen are “Rise Above: God Can Set You Free from Your Weight Problems Forever”, “Out of Egypt: Inspiration for Conquering Life’s Strongholds”, and “History of the Love of God: Volume II: A Love More Ancient Than Time”.