To Pastor Michael O. Minor at the Oak Hill Baptist Church in Hernando taking care of one's body is part of honoring God's gift to human kind. Weight control and a healthy lifestyle is part of his preaching.
Nearly 17 years ago, a pastor at a small African-American church in Hernando, Mississippi found that the traditional Delta diet of fried anything had produced a super-sized congregation. He set out to change that.
On a recent Sunday morning, rainy and wind swept, roughly 70 members of Oak Hill Baptist Church in Hernando worship with their Pastor Michel O. Minor at this small, rural church on the hill.