John C Maxwell Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Leadership, Church and Books

John Calvin Maxwell professional speaker.

John C Maxwell Biography

John C Maxwell whose real name John Calvin Maxwell is one of the American best-selling author, professional speaker, and pastor. Inc. magazine identified him as the most popular leadership expert in 2014.


Maxwell is the founder of a non-profit organization called The John Maxwell Group, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP, which has educated more than 5 million leaders in 180 countries. Maxwell talks to Fortune 500 firms, presidents of nations, and many of the top business leaders in the world each year.

John C Maxwell Age

Maxwell is 74 years old as of July 2021. He was born on 20 February 1947 in Garden City, Michigan, United States.

John C Maxwell Family

He is the son of Melvin Maxwell, evangelical Christian and the late Laura Maxwell, who was born on 3 February 1921 and died on 15 July 2009. He has a brother Larry Maxwell.

John C Maxwell Wife

He is married to Margaret Maxwell. The couple married in 1969. They together have two children; a daughter Sarah Elizabeth Miller and a son Joel Porter Maxwell. The couple in South Florida in the United States of America.

John C Maxwell Height

He stands at an average height of 1.85 m.

John C Maxwell Education

Maxwell studied and earned a bachelor’s degree at Circleville Bible College in 1969, a Master of Divinity degree at Azusa Pacific University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree at Fuller Theological Seminary.

John Calvin Maxwell professional speaker
John Calvin Maxwell professional speaker

John C Maxwell Leadership

Maxwell is a specialist in leadership, a speaker, and an author. He is the founder of INJOY, Maximum Impact, ISS, and EQUIP, The John Maxwell Team. Over a million copies were sold each of three of his books, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Cultivating the Leader Inside You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader.

As a result of his impact on the university owner, Wesleyan Church, Maxwell has a building named after him and his family at Indiana Wesleyan University, the Maxwell Center for Business and Leadership. He was integrated into the IWU Society of World Changers in 2015, where he received an honorary doctorate degree.

Maxwell was a keynote speaker at the NAA Leadership Conference of the National Agents Alliance several times, most recently in 2010. In February 2018, Maxwell was the keynote speaker for the National Conference of the Symmetry Financial Group. In 2012, Toastmasters International awarded him the Golden Gavel. Maxwell’s organization educated 24,000 leaders in Guatemala in July 2013.

John C Maxwell Church

Maxwell led churches in Indiana, Ohio, California, and Florida in the 1970s. He left Skyline Church in 1995, after serving as a senior pastor for 14 years. He returned to the Christ Fellowship congregational ministry in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, in 2004, where he is currently a teaching pastor.

He started serving as a guest pastor at Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, California, on November 16, 2008. After his uncle, Robert A. Schuller, resigned as senior pastor in 2008, his mentor, Robert H. Schuller, had a number of renowned evangelical pastors preach at his megachurch. At the Crystal Cathedral, Maxwell returned to preach many times and his teachings were broadcast on the television program Hour of Influence.

John C Maxwell Books

  • There’s No Such Thing as Business Ethics
  • The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
  • The 5 Levels of Leadership
  • Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently
  • Put Your Dream to the Test
  • Leadership Gold: Lessons I’ve Learned from a Lifetime of Leading
  • The 360° Leader, Thomas Nelson, January 2006 – One of Executive Book Summaries 30
  • Winning With People
  • 25 Ways to win with People
  • Today Matters
  • Thinking For a Change
  • Your Road Map for Success
  • The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork
  • Failing Forward–Turning Your Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
  • Developing the Leaders Around You
  • Developing the Leader Within You
  • Be a People Person
  • Be All You Can Be
  • Make Today Count
  • How Successful People Think
  • Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters
  • Developing the Leader Within You 2.0

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