Farris Wilks is married to Jo Ann and the Father of 11 children. He is the former pastor of the Assembly of Yahweh Seventh Day near Cisco, a conservative Messianic Israelite congregation that was founded by his parents, Voy and Myrtle, in 1947. The congregation takes a literal approach to the Bible, considering it historically and scientifically accurate, and considers homosexuality and abortion crimes.
They supported Texan U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in the United States presidential election, 2016, contributing $15 million to a super political action committee backing Cruz. They gave $50,000 in 2016 to the candidacy of Jeff Judson, who unsuccessfully challenged fellow Republican Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, in the District 121 Republican legislative primary in March 2016.