Gwen Shamblin Lara Bio, Family, Career, Husband, Net Worth, Height

Gwen Shamblin Lara

Gwen Shamblin Lara was an American author and the founder of the Christian diet program The Weigh Down Workshop. Further, she had also been the founder of the Remnant Fellowship Church that was founded in 1997 but completed in 2004.

She had published a book named The Weigh Down Diet that advised readers to use spirituality to avoid overeating in 1997 that sold over a million copies. Unfortunately, she died on 29 May 2021 at the age of 66 was killed when her 1982 Cessna Citation 501 private jet crashed into Percy Priest Lake near Smyrna, Tennessee. Wanna know more about the writer then keep on scrolling over.

Gwen Shamblin Lara: Bio, Family, Career

She was born on 18 February 1955 in Memphis, Tennessee, the United States of America, under the zodiac sign, Aquarius. She has a nationality of America and belongs to American white caucasian ethnicity, following Christianity. Shamblin has not provided information on her parents or siblings.

Regarding her education, she had received an undergraduate degree in dietetics from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Following that, she attended Memphis State University from where she gained her master’s degree in food and nutrition. She then started to work after she registered as a dietitian and consultant. Also, she spent her five years working at Memphis State University and five years in the Tennessee Department of Health.

In 1980, she started to work as a weight control consulting practice, and also she had struggled with her weight in her college years. She then in 1986 founded the weight loss program called Weigh Down Workshop with no food restrictions, exercise regimens or weigh-ins, or calorie counting. Additionally, she had founded the Remnant Fellowship Church in 1999 in Franklin, Tennessee.

Gwen Shamblin Lara: Personal Life & Husband

Coming to her private life, she has married twice and divorced once. She was first married to her first husband named David Shamblin. They got married in 1978 and remained together until 2018 when they divorced. From their marriage life, they had welcomed two children: Michael Shamblin and Elizabeth Hannah.

In the year 2018, she married her husband Joe Lara who is an actor and model in the year 2018. They were together until May 2021 until they passed away in a jet plane crash. Moreover, she was criticized for using Christianity label while building her business back in the time.


Sadly, she died at the age of 66 on 29 May 2021 shortly after takeoff of her 1982 Cessna Citation 501 private jet that crashed into Percy Priest Lake near Smyrna, Tennessee. However, the plane was heading for Palm Beach, Florida with six church leaders, including her husband, Joe, and son-in-law, Brandon Hannah.

Gwen Shamblin Lara and Joe Lara

Caption: Gwen Shamblin Lara and husband Joe Lara.
Source: YouTube

Gwen Shamblin Lara: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles

Talking about her earning then she might have made a handsome sum of money from her works and involvement in different businesses. She had emerged as a best-selling author where she had published a book on diets and healthy eats and also a founder of Remnant Fellowship Church. Therefore, according to sources, she had a net worth estimated at around $5 million at the time of her demise.

The late author was active over different social media platforms, however, we can see social media accounts even after her demise. She has an unverified Instagram account @gwenshamblinlara with more than 4.1k followers. On Facebook, she goes by the unverified account with more than 5k followers. It seems her Twitter account has been deactivated.

Gwen Shamblin Lara: Body Measurements

The beautiful lady had a slim and fit body having unknown body measurements of chest-waist-hips respectively. Her perfect body stood to a height of 5 feet 3 inches or 1.60 meters with unknown body weight. She has light blue eyes color with blonde hair color.

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