About Dr. Desmond Maul

Rev. Dr. Desmond Maul is Founder and President of Family360 Counseling Center located in Conyers, Georgia. Dr. Maul is a retired Philadelphia Police Officer and former Pennsylvania State Certified Instructor of Police at the Philadelphia Police Academy. During his tenure with the City of Philadelphia Police Department, he maintained positions as a Therapist, Stress Management Trainer, and Critical Incident and Crisis Responder.

Today, Dr. Maul is an ordained Minister, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and an active clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He is also a certified instructor with the Evangelical Training Association. Since age 26, he has planted and pastored at several multicultural churches across both Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Dr. Maul is no stranger to community servitude. In fact, Dr. Maul was the founder of Hosanna Ministries, Inc., a faith-based outpatient Mental Health Agency in Philadelphia where he held the Executive Director position from 1984 – 2010.

Dr. Maul’s academic career has also helped to propel his mission for community outreach. Dr. Maul has earned a Diploma in Biblical Studies from Calvary Evangelistic Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He also earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Hunter College in New York, New York before advancing to complete a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Maul then decided to continue his academic journey by obtaining a Doctorate in Divinity, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Eastern University/Palmer Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Needless to say, Dr. Maul has been commended as a Police Officer, Pastor, and Community Activist for his continued dedication, selflessness, and service.