Tory and Elizabeth Farina are the lead pastors of Liberty Church, a new life-giving, spirit-filled church that was established in Woodbury, MN in 2015. As pastors and church planters with a heart for the East Metro, Tory and Elizabeth feel a strong calling to see the local church reach their community with the freedom and hope of the Gospel. The two lead in partnership and have planted two strong and healthy churches. Both graduates of North Central University, Tory and Elizabeth are ordained ministers with the Assemblies of God. They live in the Twin Cities with their two children, Olivia (12) and Lewis (10).
Tory is known as a gifted leader and communicator with a passion for people and relationships and is committed to helping others realize their God-given potential. He is active in a variety of pastoral networks and mentorship groups and routinely speaks on topics of vision, leadership, and church planting. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Tory also has a healthy love for football teams that know how to win.
Elizabeth brings a unique organizational leadership gifting to the ministry enabling her to lead others in developing stable foundations and lasting strategies. A natural bridge builder she excels at bringing people together to identify and realize their potential. Passionate about stewardship, Elizabeth has studied fundraising and loves to see the Church grow in generosity while fueling kingdom work around the world. Born in Minnesota, she spent much of her upbringing in Latin America with her missionary parents.