Convicted to change. Adam Powers has lost more than 160 pounds and his title of "grossly obese." Powers was convicted by Proverbs 23:19-21 which states, “Hear, my son, and be wise; and guide your heart in the way. Do not mix with winebibbers or with gluttonous eaters of meat; for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.”
As the Pastor of Forsyth Baptist Church, Adam wondered "how can a pastor preach and ignore these verses?" He and his wife, Crystal, now spend one hour in the morning exercising together.
"I've been able to share my faith as well as my health story with numerous people as a result of losing all this weight."
Adam has inspired Forsyth Baptist as a leader for wellness and continually encourages the congregation. "[The church gives] away 6-8 gym memberships every year right after our series on becoming more spiritually and physically fit." And this year, the church celebrated with a couple who lost more than 70 pounds.