Ventura, CA (November 7, 2012): Steve Willis lead pastor of First Baptist Church of Kenova, WV is popularly known around the nation for his role on ABC’s Emmy-winning mini-series Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. But, since this mini-series first aired, Willis’ efforts to change his community and city have not stopped—in fact, his time on the reality TV show was only the beginning. Jamie Oliver recently stated, “Pastor Steve’s passion and energy is phenomenal. His results over the last year or so speak for themselves. He’s a one-man food revolution and I salute him. I loved the community in Huntington when I was there and the whole town, for me, is an inspiration.”
In early 2012, Willis wrote a book Winning the Food Fight to help readers find victory in the physical and spiritual battle of food addiction. The book shares the amazing story of how Huntington, WV, once named the fattest city in America, turned itself around through prayer and the divine timing of Jamie Oliver’s visit that helped changed the heart and health of an all-American city.
Now, Willis takes his Food Fight movement a step further by launching the first ever FOOD FIGHT BOOT CAMPS this Spring 2013, a program designed to take the theoretical principles found in Willis’ book and help people put them into practice.
The 12-week program consists of working one-on-one with expert chefs, physical trainers, and spiritual leaders to radically change one’s attitude toward life and their relationship with food, and finally learning how to tackle the real day-to-day challenges of winning the food fight with tools and resources they can use to incorporate their new healthy living lifestyle.
The goal of the FOOD FIGHT BOOT CAMPS is to restore participants to the health that God desires for their body, mind and spirit.
Who: Steve Willis, pastor and author of Winning the Food Fight
What: Food Fight Boot Camps
When: Spring 2013
Where: Heritage Farm Museum & Village
3300 Harvey Road
Huntington, WV 25704
Why: To help people with an addiction to food restore their physical and spiritual health.
About the Authors:
STEVE WILLIS is best known for his role on ABC’s Emmy-winning mini-series Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. He is also the lead pastor of First Baptist Church of Kenova, West Virginia, and of The Community Fellowship on the campus of Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Steve is married to Deanna, and together they have three wonderful children.
KEN WALKER is a freelance writer from Huntington, West Virginia. He became a vegetarian and healthy living advocate after needing double bypass surgery in 2008. He has written more than 3,200 magazine, newspaper and web site articles during his career and co-authored, edited and contributed to more than two dozen books.