Pastor Robert Maxie was born in Baton Rouge and graduated from Capitol High School. He completed nine deployments including three in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He attended the University of Maryland College as well as Grace Bible College and later graduated from The Naval School of Health Sciences with a certification in Substance Abuse Counseling. He then went on to complete internships in both Italy and Chicago. He’s served all over the world from Germany, to Korea and his last command, The Naval Health Clinic New England where he served as the Navy’s Substance Abuse Continuing Care Coordinator for northern New England.
After returning home he joined the Baton Rouge Traumatic Loss Outreach Team with the goal to help give grieving families emotional first aid. He is a member of the American Legion and the Disabled Veterans Association (DAV), an organization of veterans helping veterans. Being a disabled veteran himself, it was important to continue to find ways to serve when he arrived home. He is a Certified Clinical Supervisor with over ten years of experience training counselors in the field of Substance Abuse.
Pastor Maxie is the former Director and founder of Crossroads Recovery Ministry and served on pastoral staff as a Christian Counselor at Heartsease Family Life Church, currently Encounter Church.
He and Aminga married in 1999, and have 6 great kids together and two beautiful grandchildren. His calling in life is in helping others through the hardest times of their life. It was through this calling that Liberty Church was born.