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.
Seven people are presumed dead in the plane that crashed into a Tennessee lake Saturday, including a Christian diet guru and her husband, an actor who played Tarzan on TVhttps://t.co/oqwcwXTWwO
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 30, 2021
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.
UPDATE: Plane carrying Remnant Fellowship founder Gwen Shamblin Lara, other church leaders may have been heading to a MAGA rally w/ Roger Stone and Michael Flynn, one speaker’s FB post suggests. pic.twitter.com/yc1gALk3K7
— Phil Williams (@NC5PhilWilliams) May 30, 2021
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.”