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WILLIAM “WINKIE” PRATNEY (1944 – PRESENT)

After more than three million miles of global travel and having spoken to hundreds of thousands face-to-face and multiple millions via radio and television, Winkie has wide experience in motivating leaders, ministers, educators and young people. Winkie is a mavin: a researcher and public communicator with the ability to take existing ideas, break them down to simpler forms and make them practical and freely available to others. His technical background in organic research chemistry and lifelong involvement with musicians and in the arts, has helped him analyze the bottom line of many key areas as diverse as popular youth culture, music, movies, classic and modern revival history and emerging communication and information
technology.

Leadership training for youth workers in Europe, North America and the Pacific made him an advisor and consultant to church, civic, educational, government and social welfare leaders on the needs and problems of modern teenagers. A featured speaker and guest on both radio and television talk shows in New Zealand, England, Canada and the United States, his wealth of knowledge combined with a keen sense of humor has made him a favorite among adults and youth alike.

Winkie has authored fifteen+ published books; manuals like the best-selling Youth Aflame!, the contemporary devotional apologetic The Nature And Character Of God (used in Bible schools around the world), books on contemporary and historical issues like Devil Take The Youngest – The War on Childhood, Healing the Land – A Supernatural View of Ecology, Revival – Principles to Change the World, and many other published works. He helped helm the groundbreaking international Revival Study Bible, with over a hundred contributors from many streams of the church, the first to contain stories, segments and studies from 2,000 years of revival, evangelism and missions history gleaned from multiple nations, callings and visitations.

His audio and video lectures carried by many effective Christian youth ministries helped train hundreds of thousands around the globe. His participation with five key leaders in the series that came to be known as, Conversations with Fathers of the Faith, demonstrates his willingness to work with many different “streams” of the Church, and broad-range of ministry associates. Winkie’s work has been used in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America with some key materials translated into other languages such as Filipino, Korean, Spanish and Russian. He and his son Williams’ innovative youth training work, The Daniel Files, along with many other resources, are available on-line in digital format.

Having spoken in annual leadership training seminars for over four decades, and to young people for over five, Winkie has worked with many leading international youth movements including, Champions For Christ, Chi Alpha, Operation Mobilization, Masters Commission, Teen Challenge, Teen Mania, Youth With A Mission, Youth For Christ, Young Life and Youth Alive. A featured speaker at major conferences, conventions, festivals and other gatherings, his “scholarship on fire” approach has impacted multitudes around the globe, and resulted in the creation or formation of new works to effectively reach, encourage and train young people.

He, his wife Faeona, and son William are New Zealanders (his son is a US born dual-citizen), and maintain a permanent residence in Auckland, NZ and low organizational profile.

Winkie is sometimes known to reply to mail, (especially from teenagers) but his frequent travels discourage lengthy correspondence and he leaves personal counseling to pastors and churches.


  • Trusted and respected voice of authority
  • Published author and well-versed speaker
  • 48+ years of global travel and teaching
  • Burning zeal and passion to see revival again

LINKS

WINKIEPEDIA

Winkiepedia is a site where you can find links to significant common elements useful for the Body of Christ engaged in Kingdom pursuits. This includes resources from people who have benefited from Winkie’s ministry, and those that he has benefitted from, both classic and contemporary, old and new. It also houses his official ministry calendar.

MINISTRY OF HELPS

Maintained by Jim and Dee Patton, long-time friends and supporters of Winkie, Fae and William.

WILLIAM D. PRATNEY

The official site of William D. Pratney, Winkie’s son. Here you can access William’s personal research, health tips and product reccommendations as well as follow his blog.

AUTHOR, EVANGELIST, MAVIN, REVIVALIST, TEACHER


RESOURCES

Geared for all ages, Winkie’s video teachings are both encouraging and convicting. While compelling the listener to examine their heart and repent, he leaves each person with the hope that obtaining the holy life that Jesus commanded His followers to live is not just attainable, but also exciting, thrilling and full of joy and peace. These teachings are vital to any person or Body of believers desiring to live holy in our day.

  • Single session videos
  • Multi-session series
  • Download and streaming options available
Podcasts are available for those who want to listen on the go. Each single video and series is available to listen to online or is downloadable for later use.
In addition to his newly released Revival Study Bible, Winkie has authored a number of books. Visit the “Books” page to browse through the variety and find links for purchase.
Written over the years as tools to use in ministry, Winkie’s many tracts deliver the gospel in a succinct, straightforward manner. They are downloadable for print and distribution.

⌖ Winkie Pratney Revival Library ⌖

The Winkie Pratney Revival Library is located on YWAM Tyler’s Twin Oaks Ranch campus in Lindale, Texas.

Throughout the course of Winkie’s numerous travels and extensive research, he has garnered 11,000+ volumes of works related to reformation and revival. Over half of these works (5600+) are housed at the Twin Oaks Ranch campus, and are available for in-house viewing. Most of the other volumes are housed at Communication Foundation’s headquarters in New Zealand.

In addition to books, there are also periodicals, audio and video resources, and other various works. This is truly a collection full of testimonies of God’s many men and women who have labored in His Kingdom in revival throughout history. *In order to preserve the many rare and sometimes fragile volumes, the Revival Library is NOT a lending library.

Library access is available to visitors by appointment. Please call 903-882-5591 to schedule your visit.

To visit the Revival Library:
20131 Farm Road, Hwy 16 West
Lindale, Texas 75771

Enjoy the teachings of Winkie right from your home!

After traveling the globe and teaching the truths of the gospel for nearly 50 years,
the eternal message of Winkie’s heart is as true, sincere and revival-driven as it was in the beginning.
Visit the “Winkie Video Vault” to preview several of Winkie’s teachings and then jump over to the store to access
these teachings and have your heart and spirit forever changed.

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