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Jerry Falwell Sr. Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 17, 2020

Short Biography

Jerry Falwell Sr. was born on 11-08-1933 in Lynchburg in the state of Virginia, United States. He was an American Pastor, Televangelist, Educator, Activist, Politician, Writer & Author.

Other Name: Jerry Lamon Falwell Sr., Jerry Lamon Falwell
Other Professions: Televangelist Educator Activist Politician Writer Author

Jerry Falwell Sr. Complete Bio & Career

Jerry Lamon Falwell Sr. Was widely known as Jerry Falwell Sr. Born on 11 Aug 1933, He was an activist. He completed his higher studies from Brookville High School situated in Lynchburg and from the Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri in 1956.
Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia was founded by him. Adding to this Liberty University in 1971 and Moral Majority in 1979 was also funded by him. His wife supported him throughout his career. Jerry Falwell was a person with affable nature. He is always doing his best to avoid confrontation and strife in his home due to his political involvement. He in his life was awarded doctors degrees from California Graduate school of Theology and doctor of laws from South Korea. During the 1980’s Moral Majority acquired the status of the largest political groups for Christians in the U.S. Jim Bakker, tried to save his reputation on the account of the alleged rape and consequently appointed Falwell believing that he will again come power when scandal issue cools down. But Falwell on coming to the power accused Bapper and referred him as the greatest scab.
Due to the declining faith of people in the church donations decreased. Ministry went into bankruptcy and Falwell resigned. He believed the church as the cornerstone of a family. Falwell favored Israel and condemned Jews. According to him, Jews were always in the savior. Falwell denounced teachings that were leading to secularism and atheism. The video documentary, The Clinton chronicles, was promoted by Falwell in 1994 with a view to initiating an investigation into criminal activities of Bill Clinton. More than 150,000 copies were sold. Further, Falwell believed that homosexuality was forbidden by the Bible. He was not in favor of labor unions seeking more money. He also opposed Islam and regarded it as satanic.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Jerry Falwell Sr. died on 15-05-2007 in Lynchburg in the state of Virginia, United States. He was suffering from heart-related diseases. In 2005, more than 70% blockage was found in his arteries and implanted a stent to treat. On 15-05-2007 at the age of 73, he found died around 10:45 AM in his office. He was taken to the Lynchburg General Hospital. But, the doctors declared that he is dead from cardiac arrhythmia.

DEATHDAY 15 May,2007 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Lynchburg, Virginia

Jerry Falwell Sr. Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Jerry and his twin brother, Gene were the sons of Helen Virginia and Carey Hezekiah. Jerry Falwell married Macel Pate. The couple was blessed with sons, Jerry Jr. (a lawyer) and Jonathon (senior pastor at church) and a daughter named, Jeannie ( a surgeon).

Son Jerry Falwell Jr.
Son Jonathan Falwell

Life's Important Dates Of Jerry Falwell Sr.

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Grey
Hair Colour Grey

Personal Info

Home Town Lynchburg, Virginia, United states
Religion Christian
Address Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
School Brookville High School, Lynchburg
College Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Missouri
Qualification Graduated
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black, White, Grey
Favorite Place Europe
Favorite Dress Coat-Pant
Favorite Food Grilled Fish
Favorite Accessories Ties

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Jerry Falwell Sr.

  • He himself contributed an amount to the ministry named, PTL when it became bankrupt.
  • He condemned Jews and favored Israel.
  • He opposed the construction of Labour Unions to seek more money.
  • He condemned Islam as Satanic.

Jerry Falwell Sr. Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Jerry Falwell Sr. was 73 years 9 months & 4 days old age.