Ministry focuses on body and soul

Bishop Theodore Rice, who is a certified health minister, poses with his wife, Andrea.

Ministry focuses on body and soul
January 31
01:10 2019

The Church of Hope and Healing World Wide is an outreach of Mercy Seat Church that aims to reach, educate and coach people to implement a healthy way of living through the natural lifestyle God reveals in Genesis 1:29.

The vision of the ministry is to transform lives by providing natural health education, products and goods, God’s way, so optimal health can be achieved, according to the ministry.

Theodore Rice, general bishop of Holiness Church of God and certified health minister, suffered a heart attack and as a result had to have triple bypass heart surgery. 

“I was laying in the bed reading information about what was wrong with me and scripture started coming to me,” said Rice. “When my wife came back to visit, I said when the Lord gets me up again, I am going to start teaching health.”

Soon after recovering from his heart attack, Rice read a book entitled “God’s Way to Ultimate Health” by George H. Malkmus and Michael Dye. He looked on the back of the book and noticed they were located in Shelby, N.C. Rice then called and soon attended a free seminar and the rest is history.

“Back in 2001 I visited Hallelujah Acres where Dr. Malkmus trained me to teach health from a biblical perspective,” he said. “I went to Portland, Ore. for 10 years and on my way back home, God spoke to me and said, ‘I’m sending you back to the East Coast as an apostle to health and healing.’”

Since becoming a health minister, Rice’s health has improved tremendously.  Over the past 17 years he has spread the word about the healthy living and the products provided by the Hallelujah Diet.

According to Rice, his personal assignment is “to keep pastors and their members healthy.” He says he wants people to discover how to eliminate sickness, discover what the Bible has to say about diet and health, be reminded of the diet God handed down to mankind, and to see the consequences suffered by straying away so far from God’s diet.

Rice went on to say that, “the Church of Hope and Healing Worldwide does not offer medical advice or prescribe the use of diet as a form of treatment for sickness without the approval of a health professional through the Church of Hope and Healing Worldwide ministry.”

Rice lives by a slogan, “You have one body, you have one life. You can add years to your life and life to your years. It’s your body and it’s your life, it’s time to get healthy now.”

For more information, please contact Rice at (336) 995-9485.

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