Southern Baptist Church growth

Prof tries to help Baptists improve health.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (BP)--Southern Baptists are 30 times more likely to be obese than non-Christians and are the most obese of any denomination studied in the United States, according to a study released by Purdue University in 2006.
Jim Florence is aware of this study. He keeps up with academic studies through his work at East Tennessee State University, where he is associate professor of public health.
But he is more concerned about the trends reflected by this and other studies because he himself is a Southern Baptist and feels called by God "to help Baptists improve their health," he said.

It's good to know that there's a growing denomination in the US that many of us could identify with...

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