All About God. All About People.


At The Breakthrough Fellowship, we are a church that had its humble beginnings as a bible study. During those days, the goal of the Bible study was straight-forward: create a SAFE environment for Bible study, dialogue, prayer and fellowship.


We have now grown into a community of believers who are experiencing church as a safe place to worship, build community, seek help and freely share our stories. We are All About God and All About People. Our mission is "Helping broken people find wholeness through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ."


It is our hope that The Breakthrough Fellowship will become a permanent thread in the fabric of your life and together we will grow in God’s grace and learn His will for our lives. Join us as we pursue breakthroughs spiritually, personally and professionally through an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.


Our beliefs describe how we view God, Jesus, the Bible, and many significant aspects of our faith. Rooted in Scripture, the beliefs of The Breakthrough Fellowship guide our decisions as a church.


Rev Charles A. Maxell, Jr. is the lead pastor of The Breakthrough Fellowship. He and his wife, Jennifer, founded The Breakthrough Fellowship Project as an intimate bible study among ten close friends. A second-generation preacher, RevCAM holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Howard University and a Master of Divinity from Turner Theological Seminary of The Interdenominational Theological Center. His is an ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E.). Professionally, he is the Executive Vice President and the Regional Practice Leader for the Willis Towers Watson, a global risk management, insurance brokerage and advisory company. RevCAM and Lady J live in Smyrna, GA with their three children, Madison, Charles III and Skylar.

Pastor Charles A. Maxell Jr.

Senior Pastor & Co-Founder

Rev. Jennifer Watley Maxell


Rev. Bernese Shaw

Member Care, PrimeTime

Rev. Cassandra Henderson

BTKids + Students Pastor