Bill and Pam Farrel are relationship experts, international speakers, and Directors of Love-Wise. They have been married and in ministry for 39 years. Bill has experience as Youth Pastor, followed by 15 years as a Lead Pastor; then was Pastor of Small Groups for Dr David Jeremiah at Shadow Mountain church. Pam served alongside Bill in youth work then served as Director of Women’s Ministry during Bill’s years as a Pastor.
They have written 46 books including best-selling Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti , Red Hot Monogamy and their 10 Best Decisions series (for couples, singles, parents, grads, leaders, men and women). Their books have been translated into 15+ languages.
They have spoken for a wide variety of groups: overseas for missions, the military and government sponsored events; In the USA and Canada for churches, conference centers, community groups as well as the military and businesses. Their wit and wisdom make them popular speakers and radio/TV guests (Moody network, Family Life Today, Focus on the Family, Dr. Dobson’s radio, and most TV networks.)
The Farrels also enjoy helping people with their most vital relationships online in the Living Love-Wise Community. Recently, the Farrels moved near Bill’s 90 year-old parents to help with their care. The Farrels enjoy time with their grown children, their spouses and young grandchildren, and when they are not working in ministry, or with family, you may find them walking the beach, biking, or kayaking from their down-sized home on a live aboard boat docked in Southern California. www.Love-Wise.com
“Let her know that you Love her… every single day!”
Bill Farrel has been impacting lives for 20 years as a Senior Pastor, Youth Pastor and conference speaker. He is currently on staff at Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California, (Sr. Pastor David Jeremiah) where he is the Pastor of Small Groups. He has co-authored with his wife, Pam, Men are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti (Harvest House), Pure Pleasure: Making Your Marriage a Great Affair (co-authored with Jim and Sally Conway), Marriage in the Whirlwind: Seven Skills for Couples Who Can’t Slow Down (InterVarsity Press), Love, Honor and Forgive (InterVarsity Press) and their newest book Red Hot Monogomy. Bill has also written Devotions for Men on the Go (co-authored with Steven Arteburn).
Bill came to know Christ at age 16, after watching the film The Exorcist, and has since discovered freedom from fear, freedom from guilt and freedom to achieve God’s best. Bill then attended Talbot Theological Seminary at Biola University and graduated with and MDIV in Practical Theology with an emphasis in counseling. His “LifeCoaching” method of helping people achieve their God given potential has helped thousands. Bill thinks that God has designed life to be a great adventure. In fact, his favorite theological word is “WOW!”
He is a frequent guest on radio and TV. His practical teachings, sprinkled with humor and real life illustrations challenge and encourage all audiences. Bill is a powerful role model. He is the father of three active boys, ages 13 to 19 who all love football, along with various other sports. Bill and his sons have spearheaded an annual Father/Son Fishing trip, an annual TurkeyBowl, and his oldest son, Brock, was named San Diego Citizen of the Year in 2002.
I believe there is a leader inside every woman, screaming to get out and help change the world!!!”
Pam has impacted women’s lives with her experience as an international speaker, Director of Women’s Ministry, radio co-host, newspaper columnist, pastor’s wife, youth leader and mentor. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from California State University, San Marcos, and has authored or co-authored over 20 books, including best-selling Men are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti; Women of Influence: Ten Traits of Those Who Want to Make a Difference; 10 Best Decisions a Women Can Make; Devotions for Women on the Go! ; Women of Confidence; and Got Teens? (co-authored with Jill Savage). Pam has also authored many marriage and family books with husband, Bill Farrel, including their newest books Red Hot Monogomy and 10 Best Decisions a Parent Can Make.
Pam has been capturing the hearts of women everywhere. She speaks with boundless energy and enthusiasm. She has a passion to communicate to the hearts of women. Pam helps women believe that all things are possible with God’s powerful help. When Pam speaks to your group, be prepared for your people to be cheered on to believe in their dreams.
Pam encourages women to use their unique gifts, callings and passions to make a difference. She is known for saying, “One ordinary woman connected to the extraordinary God can make a difference!” Pam explains, “I asked Christ into my life when I was eight, but floundered in my Christian walk until older Christian women disciplined me in my faith and focused my leadership potential. I love to lead and help other women unleash the leader within.”
Pam brings a practical, Biblical, relevant message often wrapped with humor, compassion and authenticity. Her heartfelt, sincere style impacts the women’s hearts and motivates change for women in all their significant relationships: with God, if married with her spouse; with her family, and her community.