John Maxwell: Biography highlights

An inspirational pastor whose expertise in leadership saw him inspire leaders from all walks of life.

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An inspirational pastor and a leadership guru, Maxwell informs, educates and motivates listeners to achieve their potential.

John C. Maxwell is an evangelical Christian pastor, leadership expert, author and speaker.

Maxwell has founded several organisations; INJOY, ISS, EQUIP, and Maximum Impact. These aim to help leaders achieve their best. More than five million leaders around the world have been trained by these successful organisations.

The Indiana Wesleyan University has named their Maxwell Centre for Business and Leadership in Maxwells honour; he is a member of their board of trustees.

Maxwell currently lives with his wife Margaret in South Florida.

John Maxwell Bacground/History

John Calvin Maxwell was born in 1947 in Garden City, Michigan. Inspired by his father, he decided to join the ministry. After graduating from Ohio Christian University in 1969 with a bachelors degree, he went on to Azusa Pacific University, one of the USAs best known Christian universities, where he achieved his Master of Divinity degree. A talented and passionate student, Maxwell continued his studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, becoming a Doctor of Ministry.

Current/Past Roles and Positions

  • Leadership expert
  • Evangelical Christian
  • Bestselling author

Speaking Style

  • Amusing, enthusiastic, passionate, story-telling and thought-provoking


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