Gordon Winrod (born December 30, 1926), son of Gerald B. Winrod, is a Christian Identity minister who is serving 30 years prison term for abducting six of his grandchildren in 1994 and 1995. Winrod was also ordered to pay up $26 million, after two of his grandchildren brought suit against him.
Winrod attended Lutheran Christian Day School, grades 1 through 8, finished high school at Hesston College, Hesston, Kansas, and attended St. John's Lutheran College in Winfield, Kansas.
Winrod served in the U.S. Maritime Service and the U.S. Navy from January, 1945 until August, 1948. Winrod married Genevieve Ann Dicke in Topeka, Kansas in 1948. They have eleven children.
Winrod graduated from Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1955; and he served as pastor of Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod congregations in San Antonio, Texas, and in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Winrod began publishing The Winrod Letter in April, 1960.
He moved to Gainesville, Missouri in 1965 and established Our Savior's Independent Christian congregation.
The Anti-Defamation League says that Winrod is an anti-Jewish propagandist. Winrod openly attacks Jews and Judaism in his writings.