For many years Pastors Robert and Aminga Maxie have been praying about the calling God had on their lives. Several years ago God planted a seed in their hearts to begin a church in Baton Rouge. Seeing the need in the Mid-City community, their hearts were broken. By early 2018 God opened the doors to begin Liberty Church BR church plant. Following the direction of God, they stepped out in faith and began meeting with a small launch team.

By mid 2018 Liberty Church BR had grown to almost 39 members, holding services every Sunday at the local community center on North Sherwood Forest Blvd in Baton Rouge as well as a weekly in-house bible studies. In July 2018 services began in the LRCE building on Florida Blvd in mid-city Baton Rouge. Liberty Church held its first official launch service October 29th 2018.

Liberty Church BR has hosted weekly outreaches at the Baton Rouge Treatment Center as well as monthly outreaches at O’Brien House sober living facility. We also hold monthly community focused outreaches in connection with other local ministries, such as Church on The Levee.

In early 2020, Liberty Church settled in to Mid-City Baton Rouge at their current location on Florida Blvd.

In February 2021, Liberty Recovery was birthed and meets every Friday night with dinner served at 6:30 PM. Recovery Ministry is something very dear to Liberty Church and something we hope to grow in the following years.

Our mission statement goes so much deeper than just a statement, it’s the way we live. We are a church that teaches the healing power of love and the freedom found through grace while equipping the community for generations to come. We are more than just a church… It’s a Movement!


Pastors Robert and aminga Maxie

Pastors Robert and aminga Maxie

Lead Pastors

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 three 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.   

Pastor Aminga Maxie was born in Brooklyn, New York. She served 10 years in the United States Navy and retired in 1999. She’s lived with her family in the Baton Rouge area since 2012.

Pastor Aminga and her husband have led the charge against substance abuse in the Baton Rouge area and surrounding communities, providing Christian Counseling, Treatment and a place where those suffering can find healing and deliverance through the power of the Holy Spirit. In 2018, Pastors Robert and Aminga planted Liberty Church in the heart of Mid-City Baton Rouge. A Recovery Church that has seen extraordinary growth in its short existence. Pastor Aminga’s desire, is to challenge and equip God’s people to their full capacity while building God’s kingdom.

To reach our Pastors please use the Contact form on this site or email them directly.






Minister Ivana Rhodes

Minister Ivana Rhodes

Pastoral Assistant / Worship Team

Minister Ivana Rhodes was born in Dallas, Texas and moved to Denham Springs, Louisiana in 2016 just a few weeks before being married.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Texas A&M University-Commerce and will be graduating in 2020 with a Master’s of Science degree in Leadership Development from Louisiana State University.

She is the mother of two children and was licensed as a minister in 2019.

Ivana is a survivor of emotional, physical, mental and sexual abuse. She is a fully delivered drug addict/dealer and has been restored into her calling by the love and grace of Jesus Christ. She began Ministry at Cross Bend Christian Church in Plano, Texas (now named Reclamation Church) leading a Young Adults ministry from 2014-2016 and has also served as a worship leader since the beginning of her salvation at both Cross Bend Church and Liberty Church of Baton Rouge.

Minister Ivana believes in empowering disciples of Christ to stand firm in the midst of spiritual warfare and to rely solely on the power of Jesus Christ during life’s storms.