Rev. Melvin M. Maxwell
Minister to Men & Youth

Telephone: 202-238-5017


Rev. Melvin M. Maxwell is the fifth child born to Dolores and the late Clarence Maxwell on May 23, 1961, in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his Bachelors of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Southern Illinois University with minor degrees in Contract Management and Social Science. He is currently a second year student in a Master’s of Divinity Degree Program at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.

Rev. Maxwell was called to ministry in October 1985 while stationed at Plattsburgh AFB, New York, and was appointed Youth Minister at the Base Chapel. He later became the Youth and Assistant Pastor at the Bethel Tabernacle Holiness Church in Buffalo, New York where he served four years under the Leadership of Rev. Dr. Joseph Chavis. In 1993, Rev Maxwell was ordained as Youth Pastor for the First Shiloh Baptist Church, Buffalo, New York, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Leslie Braxton.

Rev. Maxwell is currently the Assistant to the Senior Minister for Men, Children and Youth at Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington, D.C., under the leadership of the Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. Rev. Maxwell strongly believes that youth are hungry for the training and tools to do ministry now! His extensive background in many areas has empowered others to stretch themselves and become all that God has purposed for them. Rev. Maxwell is married to Cherry and they have three children, Maurice, Mikaela, and Mariah.

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