Pastor Farnsworth spent most of his life in Utica, Michigan.
He received his B.A. degree in Religious Education from Michigan Christian College and his M.A. (Master of Divinity) from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN.
He spent one year as a pastoral intern in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota before accepting a call to his home church, Trinity Lutheran, in Utica. He served there as Associate Pastor for six years prior to accepting the call to become Administrative Pastor at Immanuel in August of 1998.
Pastor and his wife Tammie, have six children: Michael, Krista, Neysa, Sasha, Helena, and Michaela.