A Christian dietitian, her husband and five others are presumed dead. After their small plane crashed into Lake Tennessee on Saturday, officials said.
The Cessna C501 crashed into Percy Priest Lake outside Nashville at about 11 a.m., officials said, according to Channel 5 Nashville News.
The plane belongs to Gwen Shamblin Lara, 66, the founder of the Remnant Fellowship Church and author of “The Weigh Down Workshop” and her husband, Joe Lara.
The Brentwood couple have registered their planes through JL&GL Productions LP, the report states.
other passengers Identified by officials: Jennifer J. Martin, David L. Martin, Jessica Walters, Jonathan Walters and Brandon Hannah are all reported to be members of Lara̵7;s church.
Investigators said at a late-night briefing that all passengers were believed to have died.
Authorities found plane debris near where the plane was last found. by falling into the water in a lake near the ramp of the boat
In a text on the watch station, Lara’s daughter Elizabeth Hannah wrote to other priests that her mother, husband and other church leaders Hers is on a doomed flight.
“My brother and I immediately pray. As we recently received news that Gwen and Joe Lara’s plane had to land in order to control the landing quickly,” the group’s message read.
“We still have no word on the outcome. but we pray Because this plane carries Gwen and Joe, Brandon Hannah, Martins and Walters – adults only.”
Controversy has swirled around the religious-for-profit weight loss movement for years.
Lara, a former dietitian who combines weight loss with Christianity. Ever overlooked reports that she was seen as a prophet in the organization. which some compare with cult
“I don’t believe I know what my gift’s name is,” she told the station when asked about her prophetic status in 2003. “So I’ll tell you I’m still battling that. I have been told for many years.”
Half of this money goes to the government. The other half goes on to get other people to get help,” Lara reportedly told CNN’s Larry King when pressured about her lavish lifestyle.