Fallwell Passes

Falwell, founder of Liberty University, dies
May 15, 2007
Contact: Dr. Ronald S. Godwin

Va. -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell, Founder and Chancellor of Liberty
University and Founder and Pastor of the historic Thomas Road Baptist
Church, died May 15, 2007. He was 73.

Rev. Falwell was found unconscious in his office around 11:30 a.m.
by members of his staff and received immediate resuscitation efforts
there, again in the ambulance and at Lynchburg General Hospital.
He was officially pronounced dead at 12:40 p.m.

Rev. Falwell's family, including his wife Macel and sons Jerry Falwell, Jr.
and Jonathan Falwell, were with him at the hospital at the time of his death.

>Ministry officials called a special 2:00 p.m. meeting in the Thomas Road Baptist
Church auditorium and on less than an hour's notice over 6,000 faculty,
staff, students and church members attended the announcement of the
passing of their Pastor and Chancellor.

Rev. Falwell established the Thomas Road Baptist Church in 1956 where he pastored
for over 50 years. He founded Liberty University in 1971 and oversaw its rise to prominence as
the largest evangelical University in America.


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