Pastor Farese has attended Emmanuel Baptist Church since the mid 1980s. After serving as a deacon for several years he was ordained as a pastor on March 17, 2019. Pastor Farese taught in the public school system for 32 years. He earned a Masters in History from Florida Atlantic University (2003), and a Masters in Biblical Counseling from the Reformed Baptist Seminary (2023). Paul and his wife Janis are now empty-nesters, having been blessed with four children (2 boys & 2 girls).