Josh Wrabel is an anointed preacher and praise and worship leader. He has been involved in the ministry of helps for over 20 years as a Worship Leader, Senior Pastor, Church Planter and everything in between. He is a guy’s guy with a down to earth sense of humor and a humble & lovable personality.
Josh preached his first sermon for a men’s fellowship at the age of 12 at his home church, Believers Fellowship Center in Johnstown, NY, which was his home church for 20 years. Josh completed Supernatural Ministries Training Institute under Dr. Mark Barclay in 2005.
In 2006, Josh moved to Santa Barbara, CA, where he served faithfully at West Coast Believers Church with Pastors RayGene and Beth Wilson for five years and where he received his ordination.
Josh was married to his wife, Larissa, in 2008 with daughter Ruth arriving 10 months later.
In 2011, Pastors Ray Gene and Beth sent out Josh and Larissa to start a church in Santa Paula, CA. In April of 2012, Our City Church was birthed with 24 people in attendance. God grew the church supernaturally and many lives have been changed through the work of that local church.
In November of 2014, God woke Pastor Josh up with a vision of a scrolling marquee with the words "WISE MASTERBUILDER". He knew that the Apostle Paul had made reference to this same phrase in 1 Corinthians 3:10 "According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise masterbuilder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it." This was confirmation of the leading he had been getting, that it was time to hand Our City Church to the Assistant Pastors.
In May 2015, the transition of the Pastorate was handed over and a new season of ministry was born.
After handing over Our City Church to the new Pastors The Wrabels set their sights on the great state of New York to continue their ministry to "REBUILD the local church, RESTORE the pastor, and REFRESH the move of the Holy Spirit." In July of 2016 Pastor Josh and his wife, Larissa, were both chosen to be the next senior Pastors of Love City Church.
Larissa Wrabel is an inspired teacher, author, church planter and conference speaker that implements her dramatic flare to keep things exciting. She has never met a stranger and uses her personal experience to relate the love & life of God to others.
She was raised in a denominational church and has always known she had a call on her life . Upon graduation from her small town high school in Wills Point, TX she traveled cross country to intern with Master’s Commission Fresno, CA. During this time she was a student of Patten College, was mentored and traveled the country with a team ministering at churches and conferences. In fall of 2002, she attended the 2 year program at Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, OK and graduated in the Pastor’s group in 2004.
Larissa served and received her ordination from Pastors Ray Gene & Beth Wilson of West Coast Believers Church in Santa Barbara & Los Angeles, CA where she was in the ministry of helps for 8 years. It is here that she was equipped for the life of faith, love & practical ministry and led by personal example.
Larissa and her husband, Josh, planted their first church in Santa Paula, CA in April 2012 which grew quickly and established a core of leadership from the local congregants. In May of 2015 they were instructed by the Lord to transition the pastorate over to a couple within the congregation to “build the walls” of the church according to 1 Corinthians 3:10. The team of those who were mightily transformed by the power of God under the Wrabel’s leadership continues the work there to fulfill the vision for that city.
In this new season of ministry Larissa and Josh have received a mandate to rebuild, restore and refresh the local church with the power of the gospel and move of the Holy Spirit. Larissa carries a strong anointing for Spirit-Led prayer and an emphasis on the message of right standing with God and the importance of corporate prayer. She has a heart to help women find their voice and live victorious, joyful lives that fulfill their destiny. She is also currently working to publish her first book, The Nehemiah Project.