My answer would be yes, otherwise research studies would not consistently show that people who attend church regularly are more obese than people who do not attend church.
But, I believe that there’s a bigger issue. (No pun intended) I think that church leadership has a responsibility to make the health of its members an intentional focus – a priority. Since our physical bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, pastors should make caring for our bodies – our health – a priority. 1 Corinthians 6:19
I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read my recent blog about this on the Christian Post – Obesity in the Church. It’s Time for Pastors to Make a Resolution.