Pastor Who Loses 130 Pounds to Save His Wife’s Life To Appear ‘Steve Harvey’ Tomorrow!

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Hello World,

Whether it’s the black church or the white church, probably whatever church, we love our potluck dinners! Food and the Bible seem to go together…something about tasting and seeing that the Lord is good :)!

But one pastor was willing to push back from the potluck and lose weight so that his wife could live…When Pastor Hosea Collins  of the City of Refuge Church in Gardena, California found out that his wife needed a kidney, he immediately volunteered one of his own. Because of his weight, he was deemed an ineligible candidate to help save his wife’s life. Collins went from 352 pounds to 222 pounds for a total loss of 130 pounds, solely by watching what he ate, adhering to cleanse regimens and continually exercising. At his new weight of 222 pounds, Collins was recently admitted into a kidney swap program. Whether or not he is a match for his wife, he will still donate a kidney and the program will find her a replacement. He has fully turned his life around and plans to continue his weight loss quest to reclaim his high school weight of 200 pounds. The pastor is now devoted to assisting others, helping them find self-fulfillment, or helping them to unlock a God-given purpose. His belief is that every person can use this purpose to make a difference, and that’s exactly what he did.

Tune in to “Steve Harvey” on June 6, 2016, to hear Pastor Hosea Collins’ story as he appears as a guest, along with his wife, Terrekia Collins. “Steve Harvey” airs weekdays. Check local listings or go to for time and channel.

Below is a video from the show.

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2 thoughts on “Pastor Who Loses 130 Pounds to Save His Wife’s Life To Appear ‘Steve Harvey’ Tomorrow!

  1. Oh my, God is awesome and faithful in all his ways. Hosea and Precious Gabe and the family here in Plano love you dearly and we praise God for the path that you all are on. Steve Harvey we truly love you.
    In His Care Charlotte