S.E. “Marcus Well” Maxwell was born in 1957 in La Grange Illinois. In 1958 his parents moved to Anaheim California where he grew up. He attended the public schools in Anaheim and graduated from Katella High School. Right out of high school Scott “Marcus Well” started working in the printing industry where he began his career as a printing pressman. He is currently living in Riverside with his wife of 31 years. They both attend Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside. They have two sons 29 and 23 who are both married.
The name Marcus Well is a variation of the name Maccus Wielh. Maccus, son of Undewyn, who lived in the 12th Century, a Saxon lord, who at the Norman Conquest took refuge in Scotland. He was a distinguished person in the reign of David I of Scotland, and received from him a grant of fertile lands with a salmon pool on the Tweed River. His descendants, who inherited the land, were the first to utilize a variation of the name Maxwell – de Maccuswel – and later became known as the Maxwell family of Dumfriesshire and Galloway.
Maxwell was a combination of “Maccus” meaning “great” and the Old English “wielh” meaning “spring” or “pool.” Therefore, the surname Maxwell was utilized for people who resided at Maccus’ spring. Maxwell is my surname and I’ve taken on the pen name of Marcus Well in honor of my fathers; that is in honor of all the generations of my ancestors.
I’m no better or worse than anyone else. I’m no one special, but what God has given me is special and what God has given to all of us is great. My desire in all of this is not to bring attention to myself, I am not better than my fathers or anyone, thus the name Marcus Well. My desire is to obey God and give to you what God has given me. My prayer is, Lord give me the words to say to those You give your message to and thank you Lord for all that You have given me to give.
Jesus gives us living water and He said, “whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:14).