About Us

Dr. Michael Maixner

“THEIR HISTORY: After Michael’s conversion in 1970, they both became very active in the local body of believers. They have served the Lord in almost every capacity and position that is within a local church. In 1972 they entered into full-time pastoral ministry. Michael was ordained as a Minister in a major denomination. They labored in the mid-west building up churches in Kansas and Nebraska. They were led of the Lord to relocate to Norwich Connecticut in 1979. They were the first full-time pastors of the Norwich Worship Center and have faithfully led the fellowship for 20 years in the ways of the Lord. They lead the Norwich Worship Center in a transition from a denominational non-charismatic church to a non-denominational Spirit-filled church in Revival. Presently Michael & Sandra are fulfilling the apostolic mantle that has been placed upon them. The Norwich Worship Center has developed a world vision. Like an “Antioch” the Norwich Worship Center under the leadership of Michael & Sandra have sent out laborers into the Harvest of the Lord. In May of 1999, Michael passed on the role of senior pastor to Jeff and Carol Sharp. Jeff has worked alongside Michael for 12 years and relates to Michael as a son in the faith. Dr. Michael G. & Sandra Maixner founded ELIJAH MINISTRIES in April of 1999. ELIJAH MINISTRIES, is a Great Commission ministry, meaning that every facet of our energy is focused on the completion of the Great Commission. We exist to carry out the purposes of God in this generation. At the core of our philosophy is working with local bodies of believers to fulfill their vision of international ministry.”

“Sandra and Michael have served as pastors in local churches for over 25 years. We desire to be a bridge between the local church and the nations of the earth. We believe that the local Church is the seedbed for missionaries. Therefore, our commitment to reach this generation begins with a commitment to the local church. Our purpose is to help enhance the role of the local church in assuring the success of their efforts of reaching out to the world. ”

“Since the establishment of ELIJAH MINISTRIES, we have been privileged to preach the good news on 5 continents in over 29 different nations, 19 different states in the USA and 3 different provinces of Canada. We have witnessed the transformation of many lives. At the beginning of these times of traveling the Lord made it very clear to us that there has been a change in our ministry. After 25 years as a pastor, the Lord was appointing us to fulfill a new role. He has taken us to places that very few or no one else wants to go. The power of the Gospel has changed the atmosphere over areas we have been. This space is not adequate to tell you all the wonders of the Lord we have seen. Each nation is a book in itself to be written with each fellowship and individual person ┬áchapter declaring the compassion, love, and power of God. He has allowed us to see His miracle power, save, heal, deliver and set thousands of people free. People from all walks of life have come to know the love of the Father. We know and declare that Jesus is alive and the same yesterday, today and forever. We go as we are sent, to do the works of the Lord in the power of His Spirit. We have been blessed to have men and women in different nations catch the vision of ELIJAH MINISTRIES and work alongside to bring the kingdom of God near to people. We have established the Elijah School of Ministry International, a cultural adaptive ministry training school. There are three operating at present; in Ghana West Africa, India, and Mindanao, Philippines. Michael & Sandra believe that every child of God has the potential to be a history maker and a world changer. They are presently mentoring others equipping them to fulfill their destinies. Their hearts’ desire is to bring all people into the fullness of their inheritance promised through a life of intimacy with Jesus. ”

“Michael and Sandra have three grown children Carol, Carrie, Michael II, and eight grandchildren. ”

“Dr. Michael and Sandra are to this day very active and involved in the Norwich Worship Center, Norwich Connecticut USA. “