Gwen Shamblin's Remnant Cultism

Gwen Shamblin is the founder of the "faith-based" weight loss program called the Weigh Down Diet as well as the new religion that is based upon it, the Remnant Fellowship of Franklin, Tennessee. The tribe of "Remnant Saints" she leads exude an enthusiastic practicality, inviting spirituality and inclusive community focused on losing weight through embracing the principles of her Weigh Down diet program and the Remnant culture that reinforces it.

But for all of Remnant's zeal and piety they cannot hide the irrefutable evidence we've compiled since 2002 that their movement is essentially an abusive cult and Shamblin is its' authoritarian cult leader. Her weight loss business model ultimately requires unquestioning commitment to her cultic church's micromanagement of their lives.  The religious busywork Shamblin's disciples is called "mere Christianity" by them as a blatant cloak of a graceless legalism. The control of those who join her "Jerusalem" Remnant culture at her Tennessee stronghold or online is a classic study of cultic mind control, spiritual deception and shattered lives at its worst.


Tens of thousands of their non-Remnant family have found this out the hard way.

This page presents the online information and analysis of Shamblin's cultic worldview we've amassed over the past 14 years .. and so much more remains to be told. We are not responsible for the content of third party sites as presented here: they are offered for informational purposes and alternative perspectives which bring to light how the cultism created by Gwen Shamblin is deceiving and destroying lives, relationships and families across the nation.

                                                              S P I R I T W A T C H   A R T I C L E S

Remnant Fellowship: A Brief History And A Dire Warning

An Unhappy Proximity: Cults, Cultism And Gwen Shamblin’s Remnant Fellowship

Fear Christianity: The Religious Terrorism Of Gwen Shamblin's RF & WDWorkshop 

Fellowship Of The Bling: How The Remnant Fellowship Cult Uses The Media

Testimonies Of Former Members Of Remnant Fellowship

The "Do Scriptures" Twisted By Gwen Shamblin : An 8 Part Bible Study

The Trinity Studies: An Analysis Of Gwen Shamblin's "Essence Of God" Statement (15 Parts)

Ten Years Later, Remnant, It Really Still Is All About You (Tent Of Meeting post)

Where Is The Prophet Now After Hurricane Katrina? (Tent Of Meeting post)

Hopeless Lies And A Truth Without - Ex-member Poem

The Other Side Of Shepherding - Lawrence Pile

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Videos On Remnant Fellowship and Gwen Shamblin They Won't Be Webcasting (Vimeo)

COURT TV Articles On The Joseph/Sonya Smith Murder Trial (Archived)

Offsite Links On Gwen Shamblin, WDW & The Remnant Fellowship

Never Trust A Skinny Person - PDF