The Hallelujah Diet Story

Rev. George Malkmus was confronted with serious health problems in 1976 and was advised to undergo traditional medical treatment. But he took a different route and decided that a drastic modification of his diet to primarily raw, natural foods would be his path to better health.

And he was right.

If not for this experience, Rev. Malkmus might never have discovered the Hallelujah Diet, a philosophy of eating that would save his life. By changing his diet to a plant-based, clean food approach he activated and energized his
immune system to fight his illness. Within one year he was fit and healthy again.

A man of intense faith, Rev. George has dedicated his life to spreading the word about how this simple and yet transformative change in habit and attitude can promote the God-given self-healing power within all of us.

He and his wife and partner, Rhonda, have changed the lives of thousands of people who have adopted this same philosophy and watched their physical problems disappear.

And as all parents strive to do, his teachings stayed close to home and in 1997 George and Rhonda’s son, Paul Malkmus, took the helm of the Hallelujah Diet. Under Paul’s direction, the Hallelujah Diet expanded its presence to Canada in 1998 and then to Nigeria in 2012.

The message from Rev. George Malkmus continues to grow as more and more people become aware of the consequences of what they put into their bodies. Simple, natural foods along with pure, fresh juices can enable the body to do miraculous things, and enable all who follow the message of the Hallelujah Diet to live a more sustainable, healthier and joyful life!

The Rev. George Malkmus Story

Hallelujah Acres® may have been founded in 1992, but the story of its beginning goes back to 1976. While pastoring a very successful church in upstate New York, Rev. George Malkmus had a tumor the size of a baseball protruding from under his lower left rib area.

Rather than undergo traditional medical treatment and aided by an evangelist friend, Lester Roloff, he drastically changed his diet. Raw fruits, vegetables and juices replaced hamburgers and fries and in 1977 his tumor was gone. Other physical ailments, including allergies and poor eyesight also disappeared. His energy returned and he felt the best of his life.

Believing in Genesis 1:29 when God told man that we were to nourish our bodies with a pure, clean food diet, Rev. Malkmus began to spread the word about what he called the “Hallelujah Diet”. He wanted to share the news that the body with a strong immune system could fend off serious illness and disease. Being a pastor and burdened for the health of the Christian community, he wrote his first book, Why Christians Get Sick, in 1989. Today, more than one million copies of his book are in print.

Modern science has started to catch up with what Rev. Malkmus has taught for years and is now supporting the wisdom of eating a plant-based diet for optimum health. He coined the term SAD, representing the Standard American Diet, the diet that promoted quick and easy over pure and healthy. As more and more people began to follow the Hallelujah Diet and substitute raw foods and juices for processed foods and meats the results were amazing. Testimonials came pouring in as evidence that a diet resembling the original diet given to man was curative and transforming.

One of the people whose life was changed by the Hallelujah Diet was a young woman named Rhonda. After a year of following the diet she had lost over 80 pounds and her severe arthritis vanished. She too dedicated herself to spreading the message. She and George were married in 1992. They would go on to start Hallelujah Acres, an organization dedicated to promoting the Hallelujah Diet.

These days, thanks to the Hallelujah Diet, Rev. Malkmus and Rhonda remain energetic and disease-free well into their senior years. They still travel regularly, eagerly spreading the message about eating well, getting healthy and super-charging the body through the Hallelujah Diet. To learn more about Rev Malkmus’s seminars, click here

George Malkmus
Founder Of Hallelujah Diet

Rev. George Malkmus began his career not as a health advocate but as a pastor and for almost 20 years he worked in various churches delivering his message of faith and compassion.

In 1976 he was faced with serious health issues and began searching for alternative treatments to traditional medicine. At the advice of a trusted friend he changed his diet from the traditional American diet of highly processed foods, meats, dairy and sugars to a raw food vegan diet.

His health improved dramatically within a year as he learned more and more about how to incorporate new eating habits into his lifestyle. He became healthier, with increased energy and a new appreciation of life. This inspiration led to the publication of his first book, Why Christians Get Sick. Today, more than one million copies of his book are in print.

Rev. George has studied most of the modalities in both traditional and alternative health fields and worked with health care professionals and researchers to develop what he would call the Hallelujah Diet. And in 1992 he and his wife, Rhonda, established Hallelujah Acres, to provide a location where anyone could come to learn how the Hallelujah Diet can lead to better health, disease resistance and more vibrant life.

These days George travels frequently in the Southeast part of the US, speaking and educating audiences about the Hallelujah Diet at his signature, God’s Way To Ultimate Health seminars.

Rhonda Malkmus
Co-founder of Hallelujah Diet

Rhonda suffered a horrific automobile accident in 1981. Soon after the accident, severe arthritis developed in virtually every joint in her body. Her life became a life of constant pain and depression. As a result of being inactive, she also gained weight and her health suffered even more as a result.

But in the fall of 1990, at the advice of her doctor, Rhonda moved to a southern climate in Tennessee. It was here that she met Rev. George Malkmus and her life would change forever.

Rev. George began to share with Rhonda the benefits of adopting a clean food, plant-based diet and she gradually began to change her eating habits. Her health improved, she lost over 80 pounds and gained the love of her life. She is free of pain, walks every day and has a zest for life that is a testament to her grace and dedication.

Rhonda Malkmus is the chef behind the hundreds of delicious recipes found in the Hallelujah Diet cookbooks and newsletters. She also leads culinary classes at her church so anyone can learn just how tasty clean food can be. Her latest book, Rhonda’s Culinary Creations, a collection of over 400 tasty recipes, can be found here.

Together, Rhonda and Rev. George founded Hallelujah Acres in 1992 and have been on a mission to share the good news of disease resistance, increased energy and all the many other benefits of the Hallelujah Diet.