Josiah Winans is the son of Vickie Winans and Marvin Winans. Josiah Winans’ mother Vickie is an American Gospel recording artist. Josiah’s father is an American pastor and gospel singer, and a member of the musical Winans family. He is also known for his recurring role in the hit show Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.
Josiah Winans’ mother Vickie Winans is an American Gospel recording artist. Josiah like her parents is also in the entertainment industry, he is also a record producer.
Josiah is not the only child of his parents, he has two other siblings, they are Marvin Winans Jr and Mario Winans.
Josiah Winans’ mother Vickie Winans has been married and divorced three times. After high school, she married the late Bishop Ronald E. Brown of Faith Tabernacle Deliverance Temple in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Together they had a son, Mario Brown, now known as Mario Winans. In June 1978, she married Marvin Winans of the gospel group The Winans.
With Marvin, she had one son, Marvin Jr. (Coconut). In 1995, Vickie and Marvin Sr. divorced after 16 years of marriage. The stress of the divorce caused her to develop ulcers on her esophagus, diabetes, and gain weight. Eventually, Winans regained her health and re-energized her career.
At the end of 2003, Josiah Winans’ mother married businessman Joe McLemore. This marriage lasted just a few years before Vickie divorced him. (Joe died in 2018) Vickie lost her mother, Evangelist Mattie Bowman, on December 12, 2006.
It was Josiah Winans’ mother’s marriage to his father, Marvin that led Winans to consider a career in music. She was asked to, and joined, Winans Part II, a group that included then in-laws BeBe and CeCe Winans and brother Daniel Winans. However, the group never took off as BeBe and CeCe left to join the PTL Singers of the long-running Christian television show, The PTL Club.
Josiah Winans’ father is a pastor, and has a school, the Marvin L. Winans Academy of Performing Arts, referred to by staff and students as “WAPA”, which he founded in 1997. He founded The Perfecting Church in Detroit, Michigan in 1989, and released an album featuring the church’s choir in 1992 entitled Introducing Perfected Praise. A second album, Friends, appeared in 2001.
Josiah Winans’ father’s 2007 release, Alone but Not Alone, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album. On Saturday, February 18, 2012, at noon (EST), Winans preached the eulogy at Whitney Houston’s funeral, at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. His fourth album entitled Marvin L. Winans presents The Praise + Worship Experience was released in 2012 recorded at his church-Perfecting Church through MLW Productions