As Marc grew up, he was either in church or a basketball gym. He was blessed to receive a scholarship to play basketball in college. He was one of the tallest players on his high school basketball team and instantly became one of the shortest players on his college team. It was during his sophomore year in college that he really struggled with doubts about his salvation. God led him to end the doubts by making a decision once and for all to receive Christ as his Savior and Lord which he followed with believer’s baptism.
He coached men’s basketball for 6 years in college and taught for 3 of those years. It was during the final 2 years of coaching that he met Kim at church in Tampa. It was also during this time that he felt God’s call to go into ministry. God divinely brought Kim and him together to serve Him as a team in ministry. They quit their jobs in Florida, moved to Texas, got married in Abilene and Marc started seminary at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary all within the same 6 week period. Talk about stepping out in faith!!
Their time in ministry together has been BLESSED! God has truly done more than all they have asked or imagined! He served for almost 8 years at the First Baptist Church of Corinth, Texas. The last 4 years he served as Associate Pastor.
God called Marc to come to CRC in December of 2002.
I have had the blessing and privilege of serving as Pastor of this fantastic church since that time. I cannot put into words the joy it is for me and my family to serve together with the people at CRC! God has done, is doing and will continue to do amazing things in our midst as we trust and obey Him. The exciting news is the best is yet to come at CRC! God is good ALL the time!"Marc Farnell