About

The First Place 4 Health movement has taken the nation by storm! Started in 1981 as a ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church, First Place 4 Health became its own 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry in 2010.  Using a reliable, proven method of weight loss and healthy living, First Place 4 Health continues to grow. First Place 4 Health has had groups in over 12,000 churches, fitness centers, offices and homes across the country—with over a half million members!

The tremendous success of First Place 4 Health is due to its biblical approach to weight loss and overall health management, which puts Christ first and improves every area of a person’s life. This Christian weight-loss and healthy living program has guided hundreds of thousands of people to a healthy lifestyle and a closer walk with the Lord.

What’s unique about First Place 4 Health?

  • Christ-centered priorities: Bible study, prayer and Scripture memory
  • Choices for health: Addressing the whole person—emotions, mind, body and spirit
  • Community: Support and accountability through small groups

First Place 4 Health offers a series of Bible Studies. These studies address many issues of everyday life and provide opportunities for growth in Christ. Members complete a weekly Bible study which—combined with prayer and Scripture reading—helps to impart God's strength, empowering members to overcome temptation and make long-lasting lifestyle changes.

First Place 4 Health is a 501(c)3 organization.  All donations to First Place 4 Health are tax-exempt.

Health Note: Before undertaking this or any other weight-management program, you should consult your physician and disclose any pre-existing medical history which might effect your participation in the program, including but not limited to heart disease, high blood pressure, anorexia/bulimia, diabetes or hypoglycemia.