William Joseph Lara was an actor, musician, marksman, boxer, surfer and diver. He was married to The Weigh Down Workshop and Remnant Fellowship Church founder Gwen
William was born in San Diego, California, United States. He grew up in New Port Beach, California but later moved to Los Angeles, California.
As an actor, William was known as Joe Lara and he worked on locations in different countries including Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Mexico, the Philippines and the United States.
Joe Lara plan crash
Rescue workers have found wreckage following the crash of a small plane with the ‘Tarzan’ star Joe Lara as a passenger, along with his wife Gwen Shamblin Lara.
Gwen Shamblin Lara was the founder of the Remnant Fellowship Church, founded in 1999 and now has over 150 churches across the globe. Five other friends were on the aircraft who were also members of the Remnant Fellowship Church.
Many want to know who else was on board the plane and whether Joe Lara has children.
Does Joe Lara have children?
- Joe Lara is the father of one child with Natasha Pavlovich from their previous relationship. The couple share one daughter.
Lara also has a son called Michael Shamblin, who has four children with his wife, Erin, and helps lead worship at the Remnant Fellowship Church.
Elizabeth Hannah, Gwen’s daughter, reportedly sent out a text to families of the church telling them the plane ‘had to go down for a controlled, quick landing,’ a screenshot of the message was released by Phil Williams on Twitter.
Elizabeth Hannah wrote in the message: ‘My brother and I are asking for immediate prayers right now.’
‘We have just gotten word that Gwen and Joe Lara’s plane had to go down for a controlled, quick landing,’ she wrote.
‘More information to come, but be in prayer – and be at peace. GOD IS IN CONTROL, and we will not stop moving forward with WHAT GOD WANTS with this church.’
Tarzan star passes away age 58
Late on Sunday, the church released a statement confirming the deaths of Joe and Gwen in the crash as well as Elizabeth Hannah’s husband Brandon, church leaders David and Jennifer Martin; and Jonathan and Jessica Walters.
On May 29th, a Cessna C501 plane had taken off from Smyrna Rutherford County Airport at 10.53 am and shortly after, it slammed into the water in Percy Priest Lake in Smyrna.
The plane was reportedly bound for Palm Beach International Airport and authorities say a full investigation of the crash could take up to two years