Davis encouraging Tennessee Baptists to put high priority on health and fitness
By David Dawson
Baptist and Reflector
FRANKLIN — When Tennessee Baptist Mission Board president and executive director Randy C. Davis first launched a fitness initiative — called “The Chubby Challenge” — in January of 2015, he encouraged the participants to lose 10 percent of their body weight.
Ryan Culpepper, the pastor of the Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church, proved to be up to the “Challenge.” In fact, Culpepper not only met the 10-percent goal, but surpassed it — nearly five times over.
“Getting healthy has greatly helped me as a husband, father, pastor, preacher, and friend,” said Culpepper. “(Before the Challenge), I was on the pathway to an early grave.” [Read more…]