Jerry Falwell Bio
Jerry Falwell Jr. whose full name is Jerry Lamon Falwell Jr., is an American lawyer and the president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Jerry and his wife have been vocal supporters of Donald Trump . Their endorsement was one of the main reasons he won the 2016 Republican primary and Presidency.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Age
Jerry was born on June 17, 1962 in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States as Jerry Lamon Falwell Jr. He is 57 years old as of 2019.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Height
Jerry stands at a height of 6 feet 3 Inches (1.91 m).
Jerry Falwell Jr. Nationality
Jerry is of American nationality.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Parents
He was born as the eldest son of Jerry Lamon Falwell Sr. an American Southern Baptist pastor, televangelist, and conservative activist and Macel Falwell.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Wife
Falwell Jr. is married to Becki Tilley. The two got married in 1987. The two allegedly met when Becki was 13 and Jerry was 16. However they did not date up until, Becki joined college five years later.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Children – Jerry Falwell Jr. Family
Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki Tilley have three children; Jerry “Trey” Falwell III (married to Sarah), Charles Wesley (married to Laura), and Caroline Grace. He has two siblings, Jonathan Falwell and Jeannie Falwell.
Jerry Falwell Education
Jerry earned his Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and History at Liberty University, after graduating from elementary and high school at Liberty Christian Academy . He later attended the University of Virginia School of Law with a letter of recommendation written by Senator Ted Kennedy.Jerry Falwell Photo
Falwell Jr. obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1987 and was licensed to practice law in Virginia. Falwell earned his living as both a lawyer and a commercial real estate developer, over the next twenty years. In his legal practice, Falwell represented local clients and also served as general counsel for Liberty and its related organizations.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Liberty University
Falwell served in private practice in Virginia from 1987 until 2007, and as the lawyer for Liberty University and its related organizations. In 2000, he joined the Board of Trustees of the university . In 2007, upon the death of his father, he assumed the presidency of Liberty University and has served in that position since.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Net Worth
Falwell Jr. has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Donald Trump
Falwell announced on January 26, 2016, his endorsement of Donald Trump for the Republican Nomination in the 2016 Presidential Election. This caused some Liberty University alumni and other Christians to express concern that Falwell had “sold his soul.” At the RNC convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 21, 2016, he called Trump “America’s blue collar billionaire” and “one of the greatest visionaries of our time” in his endorsement of the candidate he felt most likely to defend the “right to bear arms,” “stop Iran…from becoming a nuclear power,” and “appoint conservative pro-life justices to the Supreme Court.”
In an Editorial in The Washington Post, in an August 19, 2016, Falwell compared Trump to Winston Churchill: “We need a leader with qualities that resemble those of Winston Churchill, and I believe that leader is Donald Trump.” For the pivotal role he played in “forging the alliance between white evangelicals and Donald J. Trump, who won 81 percent of their vote,” a group called the Red Letter Christians, criticized Falwell . Trump, who is a personal friend of Mr. Falwell’s, gave the commencement address in 2017 at Liberty University, Lynchburg which is “at the heart of pro-Trump evangelical Christianity”.
In August, following a white supremacist terror attack in Charlottesville, Falwell defended President Trump, saying that the President doesn’t have “a racist bone in his body,” adding that the president is being attacked by “thin-skinned Americans”. … “You know, he’s a little abrasive sometimes in the way he says things, and we have some thin-skinned Americans sometimes who ignore the substance of what he’s saying because they’re put off by his demeanor,” Falwell said. “And I think we need to grow up as a people and stop being so easily offended.”
When asked in a January 2019 in an interview, “is there anything President Trump could do that would endanger that support from you or other evangelical leaders?”, Falwell answered, “no.”