Pastor Farese has attended Emmanuel Baptist Church since the mid 1980s. After serving as a deacon for several years he was ordained a non-vocational elder on March 17, 2019. Pastor Farese has taught in the public school system for the past 32 years. He earned a Masters in History from Florida Atlantic University and is presently working toward a Masters in Biblical counseling from the Reformed Baptist Seminary. Paul and his wife Janis have had four adult children.