Who is Elizabeth Hannah?
Elizabeth Hannah is widely known as the daughter 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 Elizabeth Hannah?
Elizabeth Hannah is believed to be in his late 20s.
Elizabeth Hannah Shamblin
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.
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.”
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.”
UPDATE: Authorities are searching an area of Percy Priest Lake that was the last sighting a plane owned by Christian diet guru Gwen Shamblin Lara. It is NOT known if Lara or her husband Joe were on board. 1/x https://t.co/59jSaE8oFA
— Phil Williams (@NC5PhilWilliams) May 29, 2021
“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.”
Michael Shamblin Remnant
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. Lara also has a grown son named Michael Shamblin – who was also reportedly not on the flight.
Michael has four children with his wife, Erin, and helps lead worship at the Remnant Fellowship Church’, according to Daily Mail.
Hannah 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.