Pastor Matt Farinella accepted Christ as his personal Savior in the winter of 1985. On October 9th of 1994, he felt the call of God upon his life to preach the gospel and surrendered his life to serve the Lord. From there he pursued his calling to Oklahoma City in 1999 where he attended Heartland Baptist Bible College. He graduated with honors in 2003 receiving his Bachelors in Theology. It was there that he met his wife, Alyssa. After they graduated, they married and moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma to train under the ministry of Pastor Wayne Hardy at Bible Baptist Church. Here they completed a two-year internship of practical, hands-on ministry training. In June of 2006, Pastor Farinella moved his family to Washington to start a new church through the ministry of Woodin Valley Baptist Church of Woodinville, WA. After settling in Sammamish, Pastor Farinella began holding services on November 5th of 2006. Four years later on November 7th, 2010, Foundation Baptist Church held its charter service, launching out on a course to discover its God-given potential for this great community.