Prioritizing your physical health while drowning in pastoral responsibilities can seem impossible. But what if your health no longer took a backseat to pastoring? Pastor Reps: Four Ways to Prioritize Physical Health by Noah Oldham explores:
- Biblical Foundations for Physical Health
- The Body of a Pastor
- First Steps for Physical Health
- The Reward for Hard Work
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About Noah Oldham
Noah Oldham is Lead Pastor of August Gate Church, a church he planted in the St. Louis area in 2009. He currently serves as the Senior Director of Culture and Care for Send Network. Noah holds master’s degrees in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership and is a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach. He writes, speaks, and trains in the areas of two of his greatest passions: preaching and physical fitness. Noah and Heather have been married since 2005 and have 5 children.
“I had reached rock bottom. I was the heaviest in my life at 339 pounds and knew I had to make a change. I couldn’t even give my kids a bath because it hurt so bad to get on my knees. I was a mess and needed help.
I worked with an online personal trainer who became one of my dearest friends. He encouraged, challenged, and even gave me tough talks. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I am in a much healthier place now.”
Bryan Ayer, Lead Pastor of Holmes Avenue Baptist Church
“In 2018, I was the unhealthiest I had ever been. I had experienced a difficult season of ministry. I was stressed out, emotionally exhausted, discouraged, and overweight. I wanted to change, but I couldn’t seem to muster up the strength to get started.
I found help, encouragement, coaching, and accountability through a Christian fitness coaching ministry… I lost 25 pounds, and, when things began changing physically for me, I discovered that they also began changing emotionally, mentally, and spiritually as well.”
Rayden Hollis, Lead Pastor of Red Hill Church
“I weighed over 300 pounds and was diagnosed with diabetes. I had low energy and felt unhappy with my appearance and frustrated that I could not enjoy activities with my kids because I was out of shape. I knew my weight was impacting my witness.
I prayed and cried out to God for help…. Becoming fit made everything in my life better.”
Rusty Gunn, Pastor of Church That Matters
“I have a group of guys who keep me accountable. We text each other almost every day about what we did at the gym and how it’s going. I’m finding that is a sustainable plan I will be able to carry out as long as God has me here on this earth.”
Charles Campbell, Co-Director of Regional Equipper Team, North American Mission Board