Sharon Denise Allison-Ottey
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A Healthy Congregation and Community: A Call to Our Churches and Leaders

What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (1 Corinthians 6:19 KJV)
  • How long is the sick and hospitalized list in the church bulletin? 
  • Glance around the congregation and take a walk through our communities. How many children and adults are overweight and obese? 
  • How many pastors and leaders have suffered strokes and heart attacks, or have been diagnosed with diabetes, arthritis and other debilitating conditions? 
  • How many funerals occur in your church, and neighboring churches of persons under the age of 78 (note that the average U.S. life expectancy is 77.9 years)?