Who is David Shamblin?
David Shamblin is widely known as the husband of Christian diet guru Gwen Shamblin Lara who founded the Remnant Fellowship Church, based in Tennessee, in 1999. Gwen was married to David Shamblin from 1978 until 2018. The couple shares two children. On Saturday, May 29, a Cessna C501 carrying Gwen along with her husband and five other members of the Remnant Fellowship Church crashed into a lake in Tennessee.
The plane had taken off from Smyrna Rutherford County Airport at 10.53 am and shortly after, it slammed into the water in Percy Priest Lake in Smyrna.
How old is David Shamblin?
David Shamblin is believed to be in his late 50s.
Gwen and David Shamblin
Gwen was married to David Shamblin from 1978 until 2018. She would then tie the knot with Joe Lara, who was also tragically killed in the plane crash. Gwen has two children with her first husband David Shamblin – Michael Shamblin and Elizabeth Hannah.
The two got married in 1978 and they divorced in 2018.
David Shamblin Wikipedia
Gwen Shamblin Lara was married to David Shamblin, with whom she had two children — Michael Shamblin and Elizabeth Hannah. The two got married in 1978 and they divorced in 2018. She married Joe Lara in 2018. She also has seven grandchildren. Elizabeth Hannah, Lara’s daughter sent a private message to the families of members who were on the plane in which she explained that the Cessna “had to go down for a controlled, quick landing”.
The small plane carrying the seven people was reportedly bound for Palm Beach International Airport in Florida. The aircraft was registered to JL&GL Productions LP, which the Laras owned together, according to WTVF. Gwen’s daughter Elizabeth reportedly sent out a text message to Remnant church members asking for prayers following the crash. She said that the plane had to go down “for a controlled, quick landing,” according to the outlet.
Hannah also said that the Laras were on the plane with other church leaders including her own husband, Brandon.
“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.”
David Shamblin Obituary
The search efforts continued to try to rescue the passengers with dive teams and recovery crews until late Saturday night.
Elizabeth Hannah requested the church parishioners, “My brother and I are asking for immediate prayers right now.”
“We have just gotten word that Gwen and Joe Lara’s plane had to go down for a controlled, quick landing.” She added, “More information to come, but be in prayer – and be at peace. GOD IS IN CONTROL, and we will not stop moving forward with WHAT GOD WANTS with this church.”
The passengers on board the Cessna are J. Lara, Gwen S. Lara, Jennifer J. Martin, David L. Martin, Jessica Walters, Jonathan Walters, and Brandon Hannah according to a statement from Rutherford County officials. The plane which was headed to Palm Beach International Airport is owned by Shamblin Lara and her husband Joe Lara and is registered under JL&GL Productions LP. Brandon Hannah is Lara’s son-in-law, married to their daughter Elizabeth Hannah.
She added on behalf of herself and her brother Michael Shamblin, that they “love this church and need the prayers of the righteous on this one.”
In the message, the screenshot of which was shared on Twitter, Elizabeth also added, “We do not have a word yet of the outcome, but we are asking for prayers – as this plane held Gwen and Joe, Brandon Hannah, The Martins and the Walters — adults only.”
There were no survivors.