Jerry Falwell Jr. Biography
From Lynchburg, Virginia, Jerry Falwell Jr. is an American lawyer and university administrator, who served as the president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Falwell Jr. was appointed the president of the university n 2007 after the death of his father.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Age
Falwell Jr. was born on June 17, 1962, in Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S. He is 57 years old as of 2019.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Parents
Falwell is the son of Jerry Sr. and Macel Falwell. His father was an American Southern Baptist pastor and conservative activist. Jerell was the founding pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church. was the founder of Lynchburg Christian University as well as Liberty University.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Wife
Falwell is married to his wife Becki Tilley. The couple has three children together. One of their children is businessman Jerry “Trey” Falwell III. They live on a farm in Bedford County, Virginia.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Education
Falwell Jr. attended Lynchburg Christian Academy from where he graduated in 1980. He went on to attend Liberty University where he received a B.A. in religious studies in 1984. After Liberty, he joined the University of Virginia School of Law, where he obtained a J.D. in 1987.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Net Worth
Falwell has an estimated net worth of over $100 million.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Liberty University
Falwell was appointed as the president of Liberty University after his father’s death in 2007.
Under him, the university has come under scrutiny for its authoritarian control over employees and students. It has also been under scrutiny or its nepotism toward Falwell family-owned businesses in the school’s investments and for the increasing influence of his wife Becki in school affairs.
Liberty University Reopening Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
On March 24, 2020, Falwell Jr. was heavily criticized for his move of reopening the university during the coronavirus pandemic. Over 1100 students returned according to Scott Lamb, a spokesman for the university in Lynchburg.
One professor at the university has criticized Falwell Jr’s. move writing in an op-ed that “Falwell’s lack of concern” about the pandemic puts faculty, staff, and others in the city of Lynchburg at risk.