Following Rev. Malkmus’ hemorrhagic stroke in 2001, he and Rhonda moved to a gated-community in Granite Falls, North Carolina (a community located 50-miles north of Hallelujah Acres), with plans for retirement. However, because of his almost miraculous recovery from that stroke, retirement plans quickly dissipated, and for the past six-years, Rev. Malkmus and Rhonda have been driving over an hour each way from Granite Falls to the location of their ministry in Shelby.
After the Lord provided 150-acres of land adjacent to the current headquarters of Hallelujah Acres a few years ago, and plans for a village began, Rev. Malkmus wanted to get back to dedicating his life full-time to the expansion of the ministry, as his burden for sharing God’s Health Message with a needlessly sick Christian Community has never waned. And where could he best get back closer to the ministry than in The Villages of Hallelujah Acres.
Rev. Malkmus and Rhonda now have a lovely home that is just a short walk to Hallelujah Acres, and they are looking forward to many others joining them as neighbors in the world’s first, one of a kind Village, dedicated to Healthy Living. Rev. Malkmus, Lord willing, will celebrate his 76th birthday on February 12, 2010.