Get to Know Reverend Jennifer Maxell!

Rev. Jennifer Maxell is no stranger to working with Macedonian Ministry. Over the last several years she has shared her gifts with us in various ways and we are grateful that her involvement continues to increase.

Jennifer has served Macedonian Ministry in a variety of ways in recent years via content development, conference leadership, and as a vital contributor to annual think tank advisory gatherings. She brings a unique combination of care, creativity, and entrepreneurship, and plays a crucial role in improving and expanding what MM currently provides, while also developing new programming and resources.

“As a fourth generation preacher, second generation preachers wife and PK, I have a unique perspective that fuels my passion for the physical, emotional and spiritual health and well being of pastors and their families. Joining Macedonian Ministry gives me the opportunity to align my passion and gifts in service to my brothers and sisters in ministry with an organization that is forward thinking and innovative. I am excited about the possibilities and the impact we will have on the Kingdom.”

Rev. Jennifer Watley Maxell affectionately known as “Rev. Jenn” is a preacher, teacher, church co-founder, life coach and author. With the blessing of Bishop William P. Deveaux, former Presiding Prelate of the Sixth Episcopal District of the AME Church, Jennifer and her husband Rev. Charles A. Maxell, Jr. founded The Breakthrough Fellowship, a new church initiative located in Cobb County, Georgia. Ever since it’s inception as a Bible study in their home, The Breakthrough Fellowship has maintained its mission of “Helping broken people find wholeness through an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ’.

Rev. Jenn exemplifies this mission as the founder of “The Ellipsis Experience”, a three-day lifestyle conference for women and teen girls of faith that provides a safe space to creatively engage their personal stories and the Christ story through dynamic worship, transformative interactive workshops and anointed fellowship.

In addition to being a poet and blogger Rev. Jenn is a contributing author of several books including: “Why Black Lives Matter (Too): A Revolutionary Call to Action” and “Exodus Preaching: Crafting Sermons About Justice and Hope”. She has also authored “Like Father, Like Daughter: Meditations and Reflections for Father and Daughters” with her father Dr. William D. Watley.

Rev. Jenn received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Howard University, and her Master of Divinity degree from Emory’s Candler School of Theology with Certificates in Black Church Studies and Religious Education; and was ordained an Itinerate Elder in the AME church in May 2017. Born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in New Jersey, Rev. Jenn currently resides in Smyrna, Georgia with her husband Charles and their three children: Madison, Charles III and Skylar.

Rev. Jenn can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @jwatleymaxell or on her website

Jennifer has generously shared her gifts with Macedonian Ministry over the years and we are delighted she will continue to do so!

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