A RECOVERY mission is underway after a private jet carrying Christian diet guru Gwen Shamblin Lara, her husband and members of her church crashed into a lake in Tennessee.
The founder of the Remnant Fellowship Church, her husband Joe, and six others on board the Cessna small jet are all “presumed dead” after the plane hit Percy Priest Lake in Smyrna, police said.
The victims are also believed to include: Jennifer and David Martin, Jessica and Jonathan Walters, and Brandon Hannah, the husband of Shamblin Lara’s daughter, Elizabeth Hannah.
Elizabeth reportedly sent a text message to Remnant church members asking for prayers.
She said that the plane had to go down “for a controlled, quick landing,” according to the outlet.
“More information to come, but be in prayer — and be at peace,” Hannah’s message continues.
“GOD IS IN CONTROL, and we will not stop moving forward with WHAT GOD WANTS with this church.”
Shamblin Lara founded the Remnant Fellowship Church in 1999 and is the author of The Weigh Down Diet.
In a statement to The Sun, the Remnant Fellowship Church said the families were still awaiting word from the authorities on Saturday evening.
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