It is the mission of Holy Tabernacle Church International to bring glory to God through Christ and by the Holy Spirit, and to seek and save the lost and, lastly, to empower the people of God by the infallible, inerrant and inspired Word of God. Our central connection is with Christ,who invites all into covenant relationship and calls us to discipleship. We seek to gain spiritual connections with people and offer them the means of grace to deepen their relationship with Christ and His Body. We seek to empower people to a change our world by learning what the Holy Spirit is calling us to do and be. We envision our Church as a Body who has joined together to grow in Christ, through His Word.

“Releasing God’s Power through Prayer and Praise”

Pastor D. L. Winkley is a nationally known evangelist, who is true to the proclamation and power of the Word of God, which is manifested through Christ Jesus. He has faithfully declared the Word of God since his call to the ministry in 1978. He is the founder and organizer of Holy Tabernacle Church International, established in 1987. He has willingly impacted many for the Kingdom of God, without sacrificing the salvation of his own household. His work is not done, and neither is the work of Father through Him. He gives God all the glory and claims that, “The combination of prayer and praise is what releases God’s power.”

Minyoun Winkley is the wife of Pastor Derek Winkley of the Holy Tabernacle Church International, in Mesquite, Texas. In addition to supporting Pastor Winkley in ministry, Minyoun is the Managing Director of HTCI Christian Academy.

Minyoun has a degree in Business Administration and Fashion Design. Having come from the industry of fashion, she was taught to adorn the outer person, leaving the inner person, unclothed and incomplete. After meeting the Lord Jesus, and being born again, she came to understand, that "God has designed the perfect "outfit" for each of us to get the most out of life. For that wardrobe to clothe both the inner and outer person, we must put on every piece. (Eph 6). Transforming the person to conform to the image of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Minyoun is the Overseer of Women's Ministries; Women With One (WWO) "Women Reaching Women To Transform Lives", established to educate, equip and encourage women to seek and accomplish the will of God in their lives. She seeks to create an environment where women can connect with God and each other, allowing an opportunity to unpack issues they face daily, while encouraging them to be all that God made them to be.

Minyoun communicates God’s Word with warmth and grace, inspiring others to pursue a more intimate relationship with Him. Her desires for the future include impacting the lives of young women, through establishing a foundation that will empower them to grow in Christ, connect to others and serve their communities.

Rev. Cher Winkley has been in the ministry since 1994. She is both licensed and ordained. She serves under the leadership of and alongside her father and Pastor D. L. Winkley, of the Holy Tabernacle Church International in Mesquite, TX.

Rev. Cher has completed her Bachelors of Arts in Advertising from Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, TX, and completed her Masters of Divinity from Criswell College,Dallas, TX.

As a sought-after preacher and teacher, her desire and ultimate focus is to glorify Christ. She is a young woman, full of the passion to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She is able to reveal the Truth of God and to relate the Word of God to lives of the hearers. She is honored at every opportunity to share the message of reconciliation. She believes that it is not prosperity that saves, but it is He who was the propitiation of our sins that saves. The Lord has truly blessed her with His Word and Power to share His message, until the return of Christ Jesus, and she, undoubtedly, feels it a privilege and honor to be able to do so. It is her life, her mission, her calling and her duty to preach and minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After hearing her, you will experience the exaltation of Jesus Christ; you will embrace yourself in Him, and you will be empowered by Him!!

When you pray say, "Father, we the saints of Holy Tabernacle Church International: Thank you for the grace of God which has been given to us by Christ Jesus, that we are enriched in everything by You in all speech and all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ is confirmed among us, so that we come short in no gift." We are eagerly waiting in the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also establish us to the end, that we may be blameless in the day of His coming. (I Cor. 1:48)

We pray that You, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You, the eyes of our understanding being enlightened, that we may know what is the hope of Your calling, what are the riches of the glory of Your inheritance in the saints and what is the exceeding greatness of Your power toward us who believe according to the working of Your mighty power which You worked in Christ when You raised Him from the dead and seated Him at Your right hand in the heavenly places far above all principalities and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. (Eph 1:17-18)

For this reason, we bow our knees to You, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, that You would grant us, according to the riches of Your glory, to be strengthened with might through Your Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith; that we being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints, what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that we may be filled with all your fullness. (Eph 3:14-19)

Father, we pray that our love may abound still more and more in knowledge and discernment, that we may approve the things that are excellent, that may be sincere and without offense until the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ to glory and praise of You. (Phil 1:9-11)

We pray Father that we may be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that we may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of You; strengthened with all might, according to Your glorious power, for all patience and long suffering with joy; giving thanks to You who has qualified us to be partakers of the saints in the light. (Col. 1:9-12)

Father we pray, that the Lord make us increase and abound in love to one another and to all, so that You may establish our hearts blameless in holiness before You, our Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints. We pray this prayer according to Your Word, in Jesus' name; Amen. (I Thes. 3:12-13)

“Now, this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we as, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him." (I John 5:14-15)