Carole is the national director of First Place 4
Health, the Christ-centered healthy living
program. A member of the original First
Place group that began in 1981, she has seen the
program grow from 12 groups in one church to
thousands of members at more than 12,000
churches throughout the nation and in many
attended the First Place orientation in March
1981, she was unsure of where God was leading
but knew she needed to make some lifestyle
changes. A chance meeting with a friend from her
past gave Carole the impetus to determine she
did not want to be "fat and 40." She joined a
First Place group and soon lost 20 pounds.
Learning how to bring balance to her life
motivated her to become a First Place leader to
encourage others to achieve their goals.
Carole became the
national director of First Place in 1987, and is
now a popular speaker and author of twelve books.
Carole leads conferences, Christian spas,
workshops and seminars with an emphasis on
personal and spiritual balance, fitness,
encouragement and temperament analysis. Her
audiences know her as warm, transparent, honest
Carole and her
husband, Johnny, have three children (one
deceased) eight grandchildren and two great
grandchildren. They live in Houston, Texas.
Place, Choosing to Change, Today is the First
Day, Back on Track, The Mother Daughter Legacy,
The Divine Diet, A Thankful Heart, Stop It!
Living Well, First Place 4 Health, Give God A Year, Hope 4 You.