Diagnosis: Pancreatic Cancer
Julius Malone is the senior pastor of the New Testament Church of Milwaukee, a large congregation on the city?s northwest side.
He was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn., and moved to Milwaukee with his wife, Anne, in 1960. He was licensed to preach the Gospel in 1959, and ordained as a minister in 1963.
Malone received bachelor?s and master?s degrees in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and also attended Chicago Baptist Institute of Theology for two years.
Before becoming a full-time pastor, Malone worked as an assistant pastor at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, as an instructor at the Milwaukee Theological Institute, as a part-time psychotherapist, and ? for six and a half years ? as a child protective social worker at the Milwaukee County Department of Social Services.
He founded New Testament Church in November 1980 with 11 people, and as of 2015, it had more than 800 members, along with a school, the New Testament Christian Academy.
He and Anne Malone have four adult children, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Pastor Malone was diagnosed on Dec. 31, 2013, with pancreatic cancer. In a video produced by his son Joe, he credits God, working through the means of a Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin medical team ? and also through the many people who prayed for him during his illness ? for removing his tumor and leaving no residual cancer. He?s the author of a book, ?Going Through the Storms of Life,? the latest edition of which has a chapter on his cancer experience.