(born 1933, Lynchburg, Va., U.S.—died May 15, 2007, Lynchburg) Protestant evangelist. An engineering student before turning to religion, he founded Thomas Road Baptist Church in 1956 and Lynchburg Baptist College (later Liberty University) in 1971. His Old-Time Gospel Hour television show served as outreach for his church. In 1979 he organized the Moral Majority to encourage his followers to become involved in politics; he withdrew from its leadership in 1990 to return to preaching. A fundamentalist interpreter of the Bible, Falwell was known for his sometimes extreme conservatism.
Birth Place: Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Death Place: Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Name: Falwell, Jerry L. or Jerry L. Falwell
Activity: American minister
Keywords: Virginia, fundamentalism, Christian, Jerry L. Falwell, American, Moral Majority, televangelism, Falwell, Jerry L., Lynchburg
1933-2007 US evangelist Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, he studied engineering there, but after a religious conversion graduated from Baptist Bible Coll
A controversial Baptist minister and televangelist, Jerry Falwell was the founder and head of the Moral Majority, the organization at the forefront
American preacher and televangelist. Falwell was born on August 11, 1933 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is best known as a television evangelist, or...