Gwen Shamblin

Founder in Tennessee

Gwen Shamblin

Founder in Tennessee

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Gwen Shamblin is a registered dietician and spiritual leader in Tennessee. She studied foods and nutrition at the University of Tennessee, and also holds a master’s degree in biochemistry. In 1986, Gwen Shamblin established Weigh Down Ministries, a faith-based weight-loss program that has helped many people achieve dramatic results.

In 1997, Gwen Shamblin released her first book. The Weigh Down Diet became a New York Times best seller and helped to develop a strong community around Weigh Down Ministries. Two years later, her Weigh Down seminar generated a great deal of media attention, leading to appearances on Larry King Live, The Tyra Banks Show, and The Today Show as well as multiple features in Good Housekeeping.

Gwen Shamblin also fills the role of pastor at Remnant Fellowship Church, which she and seven others established in 1999. She and her husband, David, financed the purchase of the church property and she continues to serve the church in many capacities without taking a salary. David and Gwen Shamblin donated Weigh Down Ministries to become an official part of the church in 2006, and Weigh Down remains a staple of outreach ministries at Remnant Fellowship.

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  • Work
    • Remnant Fellowship Church
  • Education
    • University of Tennessee