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James A. Maxwell

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Minister James Apollos. Maxwell a sixteen year resident in the Northwest James serves as Co-Minister of the Madison Park Church of Christ. also serves as Ministry Consultant to the historic Figueroa Church Of Christ in Los Angeles, CA(‚Äč He oversees a number of responsibilitites working remotely from Washington. 

James Apollos,the son of Pioneer Preacher and national Evangelist /Author Dr. James O. & Betty G. Maxwell, Vice President of Southwestern Christian College has served in the Pacific Northwest faithfully for  over 17 years. In that span 225+ souls have been added to the Lord. His work culminated in the construction and dedication of a new edifice at the former congregation he served (Holgate Church of Christ) from 2004-2014. A number of ministry programs, protocols, initiatives and procedures were put in place through his ministry in the Seattle area. Brother Maxwell has been blessed in his twenty-six years of ministry, to establish and lead several ministries & initiatives in various congregations. Some include Seeds to Branches Capital Camptaign Fund, A Personal Evangelism Outreach Initiative, Lecture Series, Online & Mobile Giving, Youth Banquets, Anniversaries, Pre-need Planning Seminars, All Church Spiritual Journal, Mentoring Young Married Couples, College Students, and Young Men, Preacher, Teacher & Leadership Training, Pre-marital Counseling, Domestic and International Gospel Campaigns (To Arkansas, Belize City, Central America, and Ethiopia) where many have been won to Christ and thousands of dollars have been raised for Christian Education & Missions. 

James has received numerous recognition. He was an integral part of an Economic Development Corporation and The LA Bible College in Los Angeles, CA. He and his wife were honored for “For Outstanding Christian Service” by the LA Bible College in 2004. In 2003 James received the prestigious “Image Award” from his Alma Mater Southwestern Christian College in the category of “Church Leadership”. In May 2009, James was named to Southwestern Christian College’s Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction for the Classes of the 1980’sJames also received a "10 Year Service Award"  for dedicated ministry and servant leadership to the Holgate Church of Christ in May 2014. James waas honored in 2017 by the Los Angeles Chapter of "Women At Work" For Southwestern Christian College & the State of California as an Outstanding Alumnus & Minister having made significant contributions locally, nationally and internationally. In 2019 James & LaConya were honored as Man & Woman of Valor By the Southwestern Christian College Beautifucation Committee.

Minister Maxwell has also served congregations in Ohio, Texas & California. He has been blessed to travel multiple times across twenty-two states, Canada & Two Continents conducting Marriage Enrichment Seminars, Family Encampments, Men’s Leadership Workshops, Teacher & Spiritual Growth Workshops, Gospel Meetings, Youth Meetings, Mission Campaigns & Anniversary/Homecomings. He has spoken on Thirteen National Churches of Christ Lectureships, Seventeen West Coat Preachers Forums as well as Several National Youth Conferences & four Annual Southwestern Christian College Lectureships.

Brother Maxwell fills his busy schedule conducting Marriage Counseling, Biblical Counseling, Life Coaching and implementing effective ministry and traveling. He's also the owner of "Maxwell's Custom Shirts"a Custom Dress Shirt business since 2002. James also does contract work for one of the world's most innovative companies. In addition to James' busy schedule he also presently represents a well known Premier Company as Brand Ambassador for  Fourteen Unversities in The Northwest. In 2009 he edited a sermon book containing 9 Young Evangelists entitled, “Help Me Holy Spirit”. James is an alumnus of Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, TX and Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX and studies currently with Christian Leaders Institute.

James and his wife LaConya have been married twenty-seven years. He credits his wife’s love for God, her patience and sacrifice as one of the reasons he has been able to do great things for the Lord. James and LaConya have two children, James Brooks and Cathryn Grace. Follow James on Facebook:


Thomas R. Martin

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Brother Thomas Martin has preached for more than forty years. He has preached for congregations in Maryland, Texas, Hawaii, California, Kansas, Oregon, and Washington. He has preached internationally in Korea and Saudi Arabia. He has been a lecturer in many of the brotherhood lectureships. He currently is serving as minister of the Madison Park Church of Christ in Seattle, Washington. He received his A.A. degree from Southwestern Christian College. He received his B.A degree in Biblical Studies from Columbia Christian College. Bro Martin has been married to Sharon (Mosley) Martin for forty years. Together they have three children

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Soul Therapy

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Soul Therapy

“God, if You considered sin, Lord, who could stand? But with You there is forgiveness, so that you may be revered.” -Psalm 130:3-4


The Drowning Victim

We are often like Raymond in the movie Rain Main. Every time someone offended him, he would record the slight in his spiral notebook. What an unhappy practice! Aren’t you glad God is not like that? We commit some horrible offenses. We hurt others with our words; we sting others with our actions. If God kept a record of all our sins, we would be like a drowning victim on the open ocean without any hope of rescue. We would be gone for sure.


The Powerful Rescuer

But instead God offers forgiveness, a pardon for our sin and release from our guilt. In fact, God makes a habit of forgiving sin. Forgiveness of sins is nothing less than the embrace of a loving God around sinful man. Here’s the picture. W are drowning in the despair of our sin, knowing we will perish if help doesn’t come. But God, in His love and mercy, reaches out to us, offering forgiveness. His grip saves us and His mercy pardons us from the penalty of sin. Are you in the depths of despair due to your transgressions? You can’t continue in that pattern without reaping some serious consequences. But whenever you are ready to come clean, the Lord is willing to forgive and restore you. He is an expert with His amazing grace.


Bottom Line

It’s never easy to confess your sins, but if you do, pardon is waiting. Don’t pretend; come clean and be free. Do you need to confess anything right now? Get your soul some therapy while you have time.


Peace & Blessings 

J.A. Maxwell



  August 2021  
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