Gwen Lara, church food guru. and her husband, actress Joe Lara, were among seven people killed when a private jet crashed near Nashville on Saturday. officials said
Rutherford County Fire Rescue said in a statement that everyone on the plane was presumed dead. Besides Laras, the victims were identified as Jennifer J. Martin, David L. Martin, Jessica Walters, Jonathan Walters and Brandon Hannah, all from Brentwood, Tennessee.
Agency Cessna Citation 501 crashed into Lake Percy Priest east of Nashville on Saturday morning shortly after taking off from Smyrna Airport to Palm Beach, Florida. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash.
Gwen Lara founded the Remnant Fellowship Church in Brentwood in 1999 after the success of her weighing workshop. The church describes it as a series of Bible studies that help people lose weight and stop drinking.
In 2018, she married Joe. The working-class actor was born in San Diego and raised in Newport Beach, California, in a career that spanned the 1980s through 2010, highlighted by his portrayal of Tarzan in “Tarzan: The Epic Adventures.”
Jennifer and David Martin and Jonathan and Jessica Walters heads the church, Brandon Hannah is Gwen Lara’s son-in-law.
Before the identity of the presumed deceased was announced. The church released a statement that read, in part: “The Chamblin, Hannah and Laras appreciate your concern, support and prayers.”
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