June 9, 1939 – December 19, 2017
Pastor James R. McFarlin, 79, passed away December 19,2017 in Lynnwood, WA with his loving wife Jenny by his side after a long battle with cancer. Jim was born June 9,1938 in Buhl, Idaho where he spent his early years before moving to Alaska in 1965. He graduated from Northwest Assembly of God Bible College. He and Jenny then went on to start The Church of the Living God and Christian Academy in Anchorage, AK. Jim and Jenny moved to Wasilla in 1998 where they opened and ran an adult family home and Meadow Lakes Christian Center. He enjoyed raising livestock, gardening, watching movies, working with his hands, fishing and hunting. He especially loved spending time with his family, and spreading the word of God. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Jenny. His children Kathy, Cindy, Jimmy, Cona, Ninotchka, Genieveve, Ricky, Latoya and Desiree. He was blessed with over 30 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a loving man, and will be greatly missed. Service will be officiated by Mike J. Purcell at 11:00am on January 5, 2018 at Valley Funeral Home—151 E. Herning Ave. Wasilla, AK 99654 with Reception details to be determined.