Pastor Matthew McFarland graduated from Indiana Bible College with a degree in Theology and Biblical Studies. Following Bible College, he moved to Staten Island, NY and assisted in the Church there. In February 2006, he and his family moved to Northern Ireland for missions work until December 2007. Upon his return, he attended Pentecostal Tabernacle and assisted Pastor Robert Carter in Staten Island, NY. In 2009 the McFarland family moved to NJ. In 2011 God began to deal with Pastor McFarland about the need for a new church in the Tinton Falls, NJ area. November 3rd, 2013 he and his family held the first service of The Family Church.