Rev. Lennie Maxwell

Rev. Lennie Maxwell began serving as our Lead Pastor July 1, 2018.

Lennie is a Western Kansas native, growing up on a farm/ranch near Quinter, Kansas. He met his wife, Carolyn, at Kansas State University in 1980.  They both graduated from Fort Hays State University – Lennie with a B.S. in Agricultural Business and Carolyn with a B.S. in Nursing. Lennie pursued a career in business, working fifteen years as an agricultural loan officer. Carolyn has practiced her calling as a Registered Nurse in many different disciplines. Lennie and Carolyn are the proud parents of two grown children, Justin and Andrea, and the even PROUDER grandparents of grandson, Easton.

While working in the banking field, Lennie experienced a call into professional ministry and the rest is history.   Lennie received his Master of Divinity degree from Saint Paul School of Theology in 2007 with a specialization in Town and Country Ministry.  Lennie’s most recent ministerial appointment was as Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Great Bend, Kansas. Prior to that, he served as Pastor at United Methodist churches in Belleville, Edgerton, Dighton, and Brewster, Kansas.

The Maxwells enjoy traveling and experiencing the sights together.   Lennie prefers being outdoors – hunting, fishing, boating or just soaking up the sun.  Carolyn is a very talented decorator and crafts person who excels in making the many houses they have lived in their homes.  The title of Queen of the Castle goes to their 3 year old Vizslador (Vizsla, black Lab cross), Skye, who demands their love and attention – which they gladly oblidge.

Pastor Lennie can be reached at the church office (620) 665-5547 or by email at

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