To provide a Biblical wellness program that enables individuals to achieve balance in spirit, soul, mind and body based on giving Christ first place. Transforming lives one pound at a time.

Core Values

  • Truth – Biblical and Scientific – Our organization is faith-based and Christ-centered. Our materials and teachings are based on the Word of God and clinically proven science.
  • People – You are the most important part of our ministry. You can expect excellent customer service and the personal touch through ordering, communication and events.
  • Excellence – We will do the best we can for you, always.
  • Balance – Every part of you is important to God. Mark 12:30-31 says we are to love God -with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, and we want to help you with that.

Statement of Faith

There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all-powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

Our Journey

Our journey began in 1981, when a group of believers at Houston’s First Baptist Church searched for a biblical way to lose weight and develop personal wellness. They believed that God cares about our health and weight, and we must submit every part of our lives to Him for His guidance and direction. Originally called First Place, the name came from Matthew 6:33: “Seek ye first the kingdom of God….” These founding folks understood that success in weight loss (as in any other area of life) means Christ must be given first place. They also understood the need for a healthy food plan, so they developed one, along with Bible studies that applied the Word of God directly to weight and health issues. In 2010, First Place for Health became a 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry supporting all Christ centered denominations.