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Hallelujah Acres Is Moving

On Friday, June 8, Hallelujah Acres was highlighted in the local media with the announcement that we are moving our corporate headquarters from Shelby, North Carolina to Gastonia, North Carolina, 24 miles east of the current location.

This will be the fourth move since Hallelujah Acres had its beginning in 1992.

Hallelujah Acres began as a 16-seat café and health food store in an 11-foot-wide storefront on Main Street in Rogersville, Tennessee in 1992. One year later, because of extremely rapid growth, Hallelujah Acres moved to a 56-seat restaurant three doors down the block.

In 1994, in an effort to reach more people with God’s health message, the store/restaurant was closed and Hallelujah Acres was relocated to a mountaintop acreage in Eidson, Tennessee. From this location, Rev. Malkmus took the Hallelujah Acres health message on the road and started the Health Minister Training program.

In 1997, in need of a larger facility to promote God’s health message to the world, the ministry was moved to Shelby, North Carolina where it has remained to this day. The current move will bring Hallelujah Acres within a 20-minute drive of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Charlotte is America’s 17th largest city with a population of 731,000.

The new home for Hallelujah Acres is in a brand new, 13,000 square foot facility located on Cox Road in Gastonia. This is a strategic move that will place Hallelujah Acres in Gastonia’s primary retail and medical district, while centrally locating the company within the Charlotte metro area.

The new facility will allow for the consolidation of Hallelujah Acres key operations (marketing, IT, customer care center, accounting, etc) that are currently in several buildings. It will also allow room for future growth, including an immediate expansion of the Hallelujah Acres Health Food Store.

Warehousing, shipping and distribution operations will remain in the Shelby location after the relocation to Gastonia. The Hallelujah Acres Café, which has provided the Shelby area with healthy foods for the past several years, was closed on Friday, June 8th and will not be re-opening in the new location.

Hallelujah Acres continues to grow despite the economic recession that has grasped the nation the past four years. In fact, our outreach across the globe is expanding. Currently, a promotional tour is planned for later this year in Nigeria, and invitations have been received to bring the Hallelujah Acres message to Australia, Iceland, and Mexico.

Hallelujah Acres’ on-site events (first weekend of the month events, Women’s Retreat, Health Minister Training, Health Minister Reunion, etc) will continue to be held at suitable venues in the Charlotte metro area and may be expanded to locations across the country.

The economic turndown has, however, affected The Villages of Hallelujah Acres, which has not developed according to its anticipated schedule. Though Hallelujah Acres will not be continuing with the project, other builders and developers have been invited to assist with finishing the development, which has become home to a handful of buyers, including Rev. George and Rhonda Malkmus.

With a new focus on our core message, we are excited about the possibilities the new location affords for the health of those across America and around the world! More than ever, we are better equipped to share God’s way to ultimate health!

In addition to our Shelby shipping location, our new Gastonia location, and our Canadian division in Toronto, Canada, Hallelujah Acres has over 10,000 trained Health Ministers scattered across America in every state as well as in 48 foreign countries — and their numbers are growing monthly thanks to our new Health Minister Training Online program.

Our move from the Shelby location to the Gastonia location is projected to take place around October 1, 2012. We thank you for your prayers and encouragement as we transition — we will soon be in a better position than ever to serve you and to take God’s health message to the world!

We are excited for the new opportunities the Lord has provided us, and we are eager to follow His leading as we continue to do His will.


  1. Nancy Edwards June 12, 2012

    Gastonia is going to be a lot closer to me. Will I be able to come there and buy the products, such as Barley Max, etc.?

    Nancy – Charlotte

  2. Teri Fahey June 12, 2012

    So glad to hear you will be closer to Charlotte. We live right next to Pineville, so for us we are excited for this move. Am sorry the cafe won’t be reopening but are very glad that you will have a bigger store. I do hope you will have in house health minister training again as we are hoping still to take part in that and since we are so close, doing it on line for the both of us was not cost effective. So glad that God is continuing to bless you and the health message you bring, especially during the economic hard times. May God bless you still the more. Teri from the Charlotte area.

  3. Bevhaynes48 June 12, 2012

    Why is the Cafe being closed not to reopen at the new facility? 🙁

    • M Bruton June 12, 2012

      I also would like to know why the cafe will remain closed? What are your plans for that? The cafe is certainly something for visitors to experience, as well as it helps your staff as a place to have their meals on the job. I’ve heard that from the participants (your employees) who are on your Webinars for the hallelujah waistline program. I have always looked forward to experiencing the cafe whenever I can visit there. Rhonda’s delicious meals are talked about so much. Thank you.

    • To quote Paul Malkmus in the press release, “Gastonia has a wide variety of dining options – including vegetarian and vegan friendly choices. We opened the café in Shelby to serve a need in the community. Our research has shown that Gastonia is efficiently meeting that need with the current restaurant and shopping venues in the area.”

  4. I think having Hallelujah Acres Cafes in cities everywhere would be a genius marketing strategy as well as wonderful for the many many people who would go to them all the time! I think you could easily market these cafes and they would be a great success!
    Wish there was one here where I live! I am happy for your ongoing success – even though you will be further away for me! I believe that health issues and the complications of healthy care and insurance will continue to drive people to consider taking charge of their own health and avoiding so many of the problems that are self inflicted and can be changed through HAcres diet and exercise – healthy lifestyle and healthy thinking! Thank you for all you do that makes such a difference! klee

  5. Leepotts June 12, 2012

    will the monthly seminars continue in shelby and will the store still be opened to buy our healthy products. we live in shelby, unable to travel to gastonia. thanks.

  6. Jackie Kelley June 12, 2012

    I am so excited for a few reasons. We currently live in Fresno, Ca. In August we are moving to Charlotte, NC. I’ve been following Hallelujah Acres for many years. I was a “wanna be.” I always believed in this ministry. I knew that one day I will follow Gods plan’s of raw foods. I’m so excited because I am walking in it now. I didn’t know that Hallelujah Acres was located in Shelby. My friend who is a raw foodist made me aware of it. I got so excited because I was going to connect with you guys when I got there. Now I got the great news that you are moving and will be closer to Charlotte. I am praying about becoming a health minister? I am an ordained worship leader. Well, I look forward to meeting you all. FYI, I am now following your 60 day challenge. I signed up for it and I’m on my second day. I am very thankful for this ministry. God Bless.

    • hello, I really hope you become a health minister, please dont wait any longer
      praying about is great
      doing it is the ultimate

      the world needs all the help it can get
      I just felt led to post that…its time…do have a gift…give it

  7. Healthyadvice4u June 13, 2012

    I am so excited for you all in the move to Gastonis. God BLess,and thank you sooo very much for a wonderful ministery.

  8. I wish Hallelujah Acres would produce an informational card about 3 x 5 to briefly explain why it exists along with the website and any other helpful information. I would love to have some in my purse to give to friends and people I meet!

  9. Well, I live in Gastonia and I am confused by the marketing research that shows that our vegetarian needs are being met! There is one health food store with a Sprouts Cafe. That is the one and only option that I am aware of….if there are more please let me know.

    • Hallelujah Acres store is now open at 916 Cox Road, one block north of Gaston Memorial Hospital. We have organic produce, raw food products, raw supplements, and a ton of vegan and/or gluten-free foods. Open Mon-Sat 10-6.

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