Jerry Falwell Jr Biography
Jerry Falwell Jr. is an American attorney, former academic administrator, and a renowned member of the Evangelical Christian Community. He has been serving as the president of Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia since his appointment in 2007.
However, on August 7, 2020, Jerry decided to take an indefinite leave of absence from Liberty University. This was after posting a controversial photo of himself on social media. Later on August 25, 2020, he resigned after allegations were published that Jerry and his wife were in a year-long sexual relationship with a man they had met in 2012.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Age
How old is Jerry Falwell? Jerry is 61 years old as of 2023. He was born on June 17, 1962, in Lynchburg, Virginia, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday every 17th day of June.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Education
Jerry attended private schools in the Lynchburg area such as Liberty Christian Academy where he graduated in 1980. He then joined Liberty University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and religious studies in 1984. In 1987, Falwell obtained a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Jerry Falwell’s Wife | Children
Falwell is married to his wife, Becki Tilley since 1987. The duo is blessed with three kids; two sons Jerry Falwell II and Charles Wesley, and a daughter Caroline Grace.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Family
Jerry was born to his parents; father, Jerry Falwell Sr., and his mother Macel Pate. He has two siblings; a brother, Jonathan Falwell, the senior pastor at the Thomas Road Baptist Church, and sister Jeannie Falwell.
Falwell Jr. Career
Between 1987 and 2007, Falwell worked in private institutions in Virginia and as the lawyer for Liberty University and its subsidiaries. In 2000, Jerry joined the Board of Trustees of the University.
Jerry Jr. was entrusted with Liberty University after his father’s death whereas his brother, Jonathan Falwell inherited the ministry at Thomas Road Baptist Church. All this took place in the year 2007 after the death of Jerry Sr.
However, his leadership in the University was filled with controversies running from nepotism to authoritarian rule. It was on August 7, 2020, when the University announced that Falwell would be taking an indefinite leave from his position. This was after a photo of him went viral with unzipped pants and his arms around the waist of a woman in unzipped shorts. Later on August 24, 2020, it was reported that Falwell had agreed to resign.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Net Worth | Salary
Falwell has an estimated net worth of $100 million where he received a $1 million annual salary as Liberty University President. However, we are keeping tabs to keep you updated on the latest details on the latter.