James Tate's bio in his own words, "James Tate's personal journey to lose and keep off weight resulted in him establishing Beyond W8 Loss Total Wellness Center LLC, a Christ-led Holistic wellness center focused on “Total Fat Loss” (Mental, Spiritual, Emotional, Physical) and improving overall health, http://beyondw8loss.com/. He uses his experience as a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Nutrition Therapist, Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner, and Sports & Exercise Nutritional Advisor to help people reach their wellness goals. Tate has also been certified as a health minister through Wesley Seminary and a congregational wellness advocate through Living Compass. Growing up in Washington, D.C., Tate was always a big child, a big teenager and a big adult. Tate’s lowest high school weight was 275 pounds. In 2010, he weighed 415 pounds which forced him to begin his wellness journey. By January 2011, he had shed 200+ pounds naturally, without any surgery, shots, pills or fad diets. Tate founded Wellthy Entertainment, a media company whose aim is to create content that helps children & their families to become Rich in Love, Rich in Health, Rich in Knowledge and most importantly, Rich in Christ. His award-winning children’s book titled, The Kool Kids & The Land Of The Giants motivates, educates, and inspires children and their families to defeat the “giants” that have invaded their life/land. Giants such as Obesity, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Depression, etc. Tate received his training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where he was trained in more than 100 dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods, and The Health Sciences Academy where he earned certifications in Nutrition Therapy, as a Sports & Exercise Nutritional Advisor, and as a Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner. Drawing on this knowledge, Tate is able to help people create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits their unique body, lifestyle, preferences and goals. James Tate is a dynamic public speaker and teacher. He helps church leaders across the country create wellness programs for their members and the communities that they serve. Tate is the Director of the B.O.D.Y by Christ Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden where John K. Jenkins Sr. is the Pastor. The ministry aims to educate people about Biblical nutrition and whole body wellness. He also facilitates focus studies like “What Would Jesus Eat”, “What Does The Bible Say About Healthy Living” and “The Ultimate Guide To Men’s And Women’s Health.” Tate is a devoted husband and father of 3 children. "