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Our Pastor


Pastor Josh Winkler was born and raised on the coast of California and spent the first many years of his life under the pastorate of Rev. Larry Booker in Arroyo Grande, CA.  Over the past many years, he has worked with his father

Rev. Kenneth Winkler and his family to start churches in Pocatello, ID and in El Mirage, AZ.  


After spending several years serving under the leadership of Pastor Joel Booker and Bishop Larry Booker in Rialto, CA, Josh Winkler is now serving as the Pastor of Northwest Apostolic Church in El Mirage / Surprise, AZ.  Josh had a desire to start learning the piano at the age of 5 and started leading worship when he was 17 years old.  He has a passion for music and desires to lead by example in zeal, in passion, and in a desire to see the kingdom of God grow and to see churches strengthened by the power of God.

Pastor Josh Winkler is honored to serve at Northwest Apostolic Church along with his wife and two sons.

Our Bishop

As a knowledgeable Bible teacher and passionate preacher of the gospel, Bishop Kenneth Winkler found salvation in 1985 at the age of 26.  Bishop Winkler began living for God in Arroyo Grande, CA, where he eventually served as the assistant pastor to Rev. Larry L. Booker and dedicated his life and his family to the furtherance of God’s kingdom.

After following a circuitous path, which included Idaho, northern California, and southern California, Bishop Winkler eventually found himself in Arizona where God gave him direction to start a church in El Mirage.

Accordingly, Bishop Winkler started Northwest Apostolic Church in 2003 with a desire to bring the gospel of salvation to the Northwest Valley.  His mission is to continually be used by God to proclaim His Word.  Bishop Winkler has an incredible testimony and his passion to make a difference is manifested in his love for people and his tireless commitment to the work of God.

Bishop Winkler is honored to serve as the founding Pastor of Northwest Apostolic Church along with his wife, his children, and his grandchildren.

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