THE REVEREND GEORGE M. MAXWELL, RECTOR EMERITUS
The Rev. George Motier Maxwell was born in Augusta, Georgia in 1930. After graduating from the Virginia Military Institute and serving in the United States Air Force, he married Virginia Towill, also from Augusta. They have three grown children (two of whom are Episcopal priests and one who is real estate developer) and eight grandchildren. He was graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1961 and ordained a priest in 1962.
After serving as Vicar, then Priest of Saint Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Spartanburg, S.C., Assistant Rector of The Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota, Florida and Rector of Holy Comforter in Sumter, S. C., he was called in 1973, to become the 39th Rector of Christ Church Episcopal in Savannah and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1990. He became a Fellow in the College of Preachers and received a honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1989.
The Rev. Maxwell was especially well known for his preaching and teaching missions. He and the vestry of Christ Church were part of Cursillo I in 1972 in the Diocese of Georgia. He also served on the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Georgia and as a delegate to the National Convention of The Episcopal Church.
After his retirement from Christ Church, in 1991 he has been the spiritual director for the clergy of the Diocese of Georgia and has remained active in teaching and preaching. Our parish is honored and grateful to have this outstanding church leader as Rector Emeritus of Christ Church Episcopal.