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Celebrating Rev. Malkmus’ 83rd Birthday and Hallelujah Diet’s 25th Anniversary

This year, we are thrilled to celebrate the Rev. George Malkmus' 83rd birthday on the 25th anniversary of Hallelujah Diet. On this day, Feb. 12, 25 years ago, Hallelujah Acres was founded. At the time, our message and our teachings were faced with a lot of criticism, even from the Christian community. To us, the message was simple: You don't have to be sick. We knew, from early on, that fueling our bodies with the plant-based diet derived from Genesis 1:29 could promote the self-healing mechanisms that God gifted us with.

Though it would take more than two decades for the rest of the health community to start catching on, Rev. Malkmus and his wife Rhonda continued to work hard and push forward. They had a shared vision of what the Hallelujah Diet could be and today, we celebrate that success.

Rev. Malkmus and Rhonda.Rev. Malkmus and Rhonda.

Through all of the ups and the downs, it has been the moving testimonies and success stories shared by all of you, that have continued to push us forward. These stories that you have so bravely shared have energized us, motivated us and inspired us to keep spreading the good word. We encourage you to continue to share those stories of how your lives have been transformed.

We want to thank each and every one of you for your unconditional support and belief in our mission for the past 25 years. To show our gratitude, we will be offering a 25% discount on all of our Hallelujah Diet supplements for two days only.

Over 25 years later, our foundational teachings inspired by God remain the same. We will continue to educate and demonstrate that there are natural alternatives out there – that a healthy lifestyle promoting strong bodies and preventing chronic disease can be achieved through a primarily raw, plant-based diet and the proper supplements. Opening up the door to a world where you don't have to be sick, you don't have to be afraid of chronic disease continues to be our goal.

Please join us in wishing Rev. Malkmus, our founder, a blessed and happy birthday.

Thank you,

The Team at Hallelujah Diet


  1. Happy Birthday George, and may God’s blessings continue to rain upon you throughout the year! Today is my birthday as well, and how nice to ‘share’ it with someone else whose passion is to see others living vibrant, full, and healthy lives for their Maker!

    • We really miss your special ministry and the retreats you had in Shelby. May God continue to bless and sustain you and Rhonda. Happy Birthday!!!!

    • Robin Allen February 13, 2017

      Rev. Malkmus,

      I just want to say that I pray that God will continue to bless you to have many more birthdays.
      You and Rhonda has been a blessing to me over the years. I remember the first time I met you when you came to Richmond to do health ministry at a church on Midlothian. I remember giving you all these hugs, I was so excited to meet you in person. Thanks for making a difference in so many people lives across the world. May God Bless You.

  2. Noreen Aprile February 12, 2017

    Have A Happy and Blessed Birthday Reverend Malkmus you look absolutely wonderful
    It’s hard to believe Your 83! Enjoy Your Day!
    Just looking at You is enough to make people want to get on the H diet!
    Warm regards Noreen Aprile

  3. Mark and Lisa Ballis February 12, 2017

    Birthday blessings sir! Praying you have many more!

  4. Vicki Griffis February 12, 2017

    Happy Birthday and God Bless you . You are doing Gods will to teach truth about how to care for Gods created body. Thank You. May you and your family have many healthy years ahead.
    Vicki Griffis

  5. Patricia Monahan February 12, 2017

    Happy Birthday Rev. Malkmus! Thank you for inspiring me and others to “eat to live rather than live to eat”. Best wishes for an amazing day 🙂

  6. Olalere Babasola February 12, 2017

    I join the whole world in wishing Rev. George Malkmus a very happy birthday. May God’s work continue to prosper in your hand. As your age, so shall your strength be. Thanks for the revelation which even though I couldn’t imbibe in its fullness has made me a very healthy person. Healthier now and capable of managing my health more that I could when I was 10 years younger. Thanks and I pray that God grants you more years in good health. Babasola from Nigeria

  7. Sally Baskin February 12, 2017

    Happy Birthday and thank you for encouraging me in my health. Romans15:13

  8. Emily Villeda February 12, 2017

    Happy Birthday, Rev. Malkmus! Your life, your testimony, your enthusiasm, and your message have been an inspiration to me for years. Thank you! May God continue to bless you and keep you and Rhonda!

  9. Many blessings to you George. Life changing company!

  10. Jo Marie Cope February 12, 2017

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rev. Malkmus! Many from my own family have benefited greatly from your life and inspiration! My mother was told in 1999 that she had 6 months to live because she had stage 4 colon cancer. I went down to Roseburg, Oregon to her home to take care of her for 3 months. She was more dead than alive when I got to her home. The chemo and radiation almost killed her. I put her on your Hallelujah diet and she will be turning 86 years old this April. Some day I will write out her story and share it.
    Keep up the awesome work that you are doing! So many people still need it!
    Thank you so very much and have a wonderful birthday!

  11. Melody Odunze February 12, 2017

    You have blessed my life, through the products I have kept healthy, look younger, and stayed stronger
    God keep you, and continue to bless you,
    Happy birthday, and many more.
    Melody Odunze

  12. Carl& Diana Doane February 12, 2017

    Happy Birthday Rev. Malkmus, May God Bless you and your family with many healthy more.

  13. Happy Birthday! Thank you for your unwavering dedication to keeping us well. You have helped so many on the path to wellness. May God continue to tremendously bless you and Rhonda as you continue to share your message…..”You don’t have to be sick.”

  14. Chris Hebert February 12, 2017

    Happy 83rd birthday Rev Malkmus!I am a health minister from way back.Thank you for all you have done for so many of us.It is so good to know that you are alive and well and still so very healthy – both of you. You look fantastic. Imagine the people that have been rescued from ill health, pain. and possibly a death sentence because you refused to quit telling the message that you don’t have to be sick.we all love you! Happy happy birthday!

  15. Happy birthday Dr Malkmus and thank you for your perseverance over the years! Blessings!

  16. EVERETT CRAFT February 12, 2017

    Happy Birthday! I pray blessings for you and yours. Trusting that you will have many more happy years. Thank you for enlightening us to God’s way to health.

  17. Happy birthday Rev Malkmus and thank you for your perseverance in reaching out to others to hear the message of health for 25 years! Blessings to you and your wife.

  18. May the Holy Spirit keep you in perfect peace today and always!

  19. Nancy Banks February 12, 2017

    Best wishes for a wonderful Birthday to a man has truly Blessed many of us with excellent health! Because of his devoted and caring efforts to share God’s word about good health, many of us have been victorious over terrible illnesses such as cancer and other diseases. Thank you so very much and Happy Birthday!

  20. Happy Birthday Reverend Malkmus!! What an amazing blessing you and Rhonda have given the world through the Hallelujah Diet. May God continue to bless you greatly for many more years to come!!

  21. Kayode ADEBOYE February 12, 2017

    Happy Birthday George. You’ve been a blessing to this generation and we pray for God’s continuous blessings upon you and yours in Jesus Name. Amen!

  22. PEGGY MARTINEZ February 12, 2017


  23. Jack l eich February 12, 2017

    your the reason I am still alive at 73 george,changed my diet and my life has changed. happy birthday to you and your lovely wife

  24. David and Lynn Rose February 12, 2017

    A Blessed Birthday to You Reverend Malkmus! We have been following along the path of healthy choices for quite some time now but still have a long way to go! We “Thank God” for someone like yourself whom God blessed to lead the way! Many more years to you we pray! Franklin, Ohio

  25. Lois Anderson February 12, 2017

    Dear George When I found your ministry I was so excited because I finally found a Christian based organization with the same message that I believed in. You along with Ronda have inspired me to keep on teaching the message that I learned when I came for Health Minister training back in 2001. I pray as you celebrate your 83rd birthday that you know you are loved and appreciated. May God bless you with many more.

  26. John Bamford February 13, 2017

    Thanks Dr George! I met you once when you gave a talk in Brisbane Australia. I’ve never forgotten your passion for good health doing God’s will. I pray you have many more years of good health before you reach the heavenly gate.

  27. Timothy A. Olanibi February 13, 2017

    Happy Birthday/ Founding day annivs to our beloved Rev. George Malkmus/HD! respectively. We wish you all more years of useful & productive service to humanity for the glory of God. Thank you. Remain blessed & rapturable in Jesus name. – Timothy A. Olanibi (Nigeria).

  28. Nancy Lawhorn February 13, 2017

    Happy Birthday Rev. Malkmus! That is a beautiful, healthy and happy picture of you and Rhonda. You truly have inspired many health communities. God has blessed you and anyone willing to listen to you and use your advice on how to stay/get healthy by changing their lifestyle to the Genesis 1:29 lifestyle. You are very much appreciated.

  29. Tony & Tutu Akinyemi February 13, 2017

    Happy Birthday Papa George. You are a rare gem. We wish you many more healthy and productive years on earth if Christ tarries. Mega blessings sir.

  30. Happy Belated Birthday George! You and Rhonda have immensely made an impacted on my life which started approximately 7 years ago when you held a seminar at the Chillicothe Baptist Church, here in Ohio. You had explained the diet so clearly, in such a way that it made perfect sense why we get sick and how we can regain our health by eating a plant based diet. I jumped right on it and have not strayed since. I can hardly believe I’m two years shy of 70 and feel fantastic!… You were definitely a God sent that evening … Praise God for your health ministry and may He continue to bless you, your family, friends and the company with the message of healing and hope through nutrition and exercise.

  31. Patti Watson February 13, 2017

    I HOPE YOU HAD A BLESSED & HAPPY BIRTHDAY REVEREND MALKMUS! I am continually inspired by you and this ministry that you began so many years ago. I became a Health Minister in 2011 and share this message of God’s Original diet and the hope & healing it brings with anyone who will listen. Thank you for all you do and have done! BLESS YOU,

  32. Melody Hord February 14, 2017

    It has been an honor to work alongside and know George Malkmus. I like to call him “Mr. Terrific”.

  33. Vicki Williams February 16, 2017

    Happy Birthday and many Blessings! You have helped me since I first met you in Rochester NY, and again in Tennessee (visiting family) and of course to this day. Very grateful God has blessed us with you!

  34. Happy Happy 83th Birthday Reverend Malkmus!! May the Lord Bless you and keep you Healthy. That is Super that you have had such a Wonderful Life. I’m so glad to have had the Honor of meeting you and Rhonda. I’ve been buying your products ever since, you came to the Crossroad Church in Elma NY. Thank you for all your LOVE. Love you both Elizabeth Horvath

  35. Happy Birthday Reverend. You are a blessing.

  36. Voncille Noyes February 3, 2018

    Happy 83rd Birthday Rev George Malkmus,
    I remember when you met Rhonda and she had lots of health problems and weighed 300 lbs. She looks healthy now.
    Your birthday is February 12 and my birthday is February 17, 1937. What year were you and Rhonda married?
    I remember when you were teaching “you don’t have to be sick” back then you were talking about your illness and your mother. Seams like your mother was a nurse. I can’t remember now what your illness was, but it was bad.
    I wanted to go see you all at your farm, but never made it. It is good to see you again. I ordered some of your books.
    A friend of mine has cancer. Please pray for him. He has a young family. He is 56, his son is 12 years old.
    God bless you,

  37. Daune Steele February 13, 2018

    Happy Birthday Rev. Malkmus,
    I was truly blessed by the ministry in Shelby, NC. Great foundation on my journey to a healthy life.

  38. Tommy Moore May 16, 2018

    I just need to say, THANK YOU! Back in the 90’s I was first introduced to your ministry and after doing it for a few months I quit. I lost the book, Gods Way To Ultimate Health. I got sick about a month ago with Diverticulitis and instantly remembered you. I found the book and ordered myself a copy and I’m going back to the Garden. Praise God!!

    • Melody Hord May 18, 2018

      Hi Tommy, I have heard diverticulitis is painful. I had gastritis and I must be very careful with what I eat. I am careful eating raw produce. I have found that blending salads and making very low sweet fruit smoothies are MUCH easier on my stomach! Think about someone with a compromised GUT trying to digest raw broccoli, cabbage, celery and carrots. I have come to love my blended creations! I am not sure how well someone with diverticulitis can handle raw food. But if they can, then blended would be an ideal way. Of course, juicing is good, too. But juicing is not a meal. A blended drink can contain virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, and nut butters that will give some fat to help hold a person up. In other words, they can serve as a meal, or a large portion of a meal. Here is a little recipe book if you need some help with blended drink ideas. I hope you make a rapid recovery!

  39. Mrs. Donna Maria Cloud July 30, 2018

    Happy Birthday!

    The seminar’s in Shelby NC were such a blessings. I enjoyed shopping at the store in Gastonia which closed. May God continue to bless you and your wife!

    • Melody Hord July 31, 2018

      Those seminars in Shelby were a big blessing for countless people. I am so happy to have experienced the energy and inspiration that filled the room when George spoke!

  40. Natalie Jones October 3, 2019

    It’s really a shame how much you are charging people.. and you claim to believe in God and want to help people and your getting rich off of a lot of poor sick people.. shame on you. I am happy to see your happy and healthy.. I pray this all works for my mom that has stage 4 lung cancer.

    God Bless

    • Melody Hord October 4, 2019

      Natalie, I am sorry about your mom. How much is she juicing per day?

  41. Happy Birthday and many more. 86.

  42. Bill Green May 9, 2020

    We are so thankful for you and the work you have accomplished for us all. Happy birthday, and God bless.

  43. I have heard so much about hallelujah diet please how do I get in touch am in Nigeria and I have been battling with aggressive breast cancer, please I refuse to go for mastectomy or have any chemotherapy please help

    • Melody Hord July 28, 2020

      Hi Wondy, A good clean diet is foundational. Do you own a juicer? Here is a great link explaining the Hallelujah Diet. Below are places that may have Hallelujah Diet products. May God bless you.

      Love FM 104.5 Complex
      Mpape Hills (behind Maitama), Abuja

      Phone Numbers: 234 (0) 8164267726 (line 1)
      234 (0) 7010027815 (line 2)
      234 (0) 8186691623 (line 3), 234 (0) 8145266012 (line 4) and 234 (0) 8183496426 (line 5)

      Store Hours:
      Monday – Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (West Africa Time)
      Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (West Africa Time)

      18H Isaac John Street
      GRA, Ikeja, Lagos

      Phone Numbers:
      234 (0) 7065941717 (line 1)
      234 (0) 7065923828 (line 2)
      234 (0) 7065923829 (line 3)

      Store Hours:
      Monday – Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (West Africa Time)
      Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (West Africa Time)

      Port Harcourt
      88, Evo Road, GRA Phase 2
      Port Harcourt, Nigeria

      Phone Numbers: 234 (0) 7065941717 (line 1)
      234 (0) 8133375463 (line 2)
      234 (0) 8033364893 (line 3)
      234 (0) 8133375808 (Distribution Center)

      Store Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (West Africa Time)
      Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (West Africa Time)

  44. Stewart Addison Joseph Fowler August 25, 2020

    August 25, 2020
    19 years ago, when our youngest, Anna Clare was born, we started Hallelujah Acres Diet for our whole family. We jumped in with both feet. My wife, Susan got over rheumatoid arthritis in about 4 short months, I got over stomach acid problems, and all of my children’s allergies went away. To say the least, your gift to us of hacres transformed our family’s health. Rhonda’s meatless loaf is still one of our favorite meals to enjoy. It tickles us that dinner guest don’t realize it isn’t meat, until we tell them.
    God bless you & Rhonda for being most kind and loving neighbors to all in the Hallelujah Acres community. Jesus has used you so powerfully to cure our sicknesses. May He continue to bless and keep you near to His Heart.
    The Fowler family
    Augusta, Georgia

    • Melody Hord August 25, 2020

      What a great testimonial! Thanks for taking your time to write this. It is wonderful that Susan’s body restored! Are you still juicing after all these years?

  45. Jacqueline M. Reilly October 20, 2020

    I want to know more about this diet.

  46. Paula Driver February 8, 2022

    Have a happy and blessed birthday!!! I am a health minister from years ago when y’all were still in Shelby, NC. What a blessing it was to spend time with you and Rhonda!! I love you both and am so thankful for your ministry! I also had the privilege of going to your Womens retreats with my daughters who are also on the Hallelujah Diet! Praise God for you and your ministry!!

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