Hernando pastor preaches about healthy lifestyles

By WMC-TV Hernando, MS |  August 23, 2011

A Hernando reverend is preaching about more than Jesus from the pulpit - he's also telling his congregation to give up a diet of fried food.

After recently being featured in the New York Times, Pastor Michael Minor of Oak Hill Baptist Church in Hernando is proud of his efforts in the fight against obesity and bad health.  

Now, his church and many others are adopting the National Baptist Congress Health Outreach and Prevention Education Initiative, known as H.O.P.E.

"Our goal is that every National Baptist church will have a trained health ambassador - not just a person who is talking health, but a person who really knows what to talk about," Minor said Monday.

Minor's plan is to inspire people to live healthier lifestyles...

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