Pastor (www.trbc.org), Chairman (www.gftw.org), Executive VP (www.liberty.edu), Author (third book: 1000 Days), Radio Minister (www.Falwell.com) and Blogger (www.JonathanFalwell.com). Most Important: Married to Shari and father of four!
Pastor Jonathan is in his fifth year as Senior Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church. In addition to leading the 20,000-member church and 250 staff members, Pastor Jonathan is the primary teacher at TRBC’s Sunday morning worship services which are seen weekly on national television.
Prior to being named Senior Pastor, he worked closely with his dad, Dr. Jerry Falwell, in the daily leadership of the church and its related ministries. Pastor Jonathan was called to be Thomas Road’s second-ever senior pastor by unanimous vote of the church congregation on June 3, 2007.
Pastor Jonathan also serves as the Executive Vice-President of Spiritual Affairs at Liberty University. Founded in 1971, Liberty University now has more than 75,000 students annually (12,500 on the Lynchburg, VA campus). Rev. Falwell oversees all spiritual aspects of the University through the Campus Pastor’s office which includes 12 full-time pastors to minister to the student body. He also oversees the School of Religion and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary programs to ensure their adherence to the overall mission of the University.
Rev. Falwell earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University in 1987. He earned his Master of Arts in Religion from the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 1996. He earned his law degree (Juris Doctor) in 2005 from William Howard Taft University in Santa Ana, California.
Jonathan and his wife, Shari, have four children; Jonathan Jr.,
Jessica, Natalie and Nicholas.
Did you know?
*Pastor Jonathan is an accomplished photographer whose photographs have appeared in Time Magazine, NewsWeek, US News & World Report, the Washington Post and other national and international magazines.
*Pastor Jonathan serves on the boards of several organizations including the Board of Trustees for Liberty University in Lynchburg.
*Pastor Jonathan has appeared as a guest on numerous television and radio programs nationwide including Oprah (syndicated), CNN and the Fox News Network.
*Pastor Jonathan writes a weekly column entitled the Falwell Confidential.
*Pastor Jonathan has authored three books, the most recent is 1000 Days – The Ministry of Christ.
*Pastor Jonathan has a syndicated radio program – One on One with Pastor Jonathan – (www.Falwell.com)
*You can subscribe to his daily blog at www.JonathanFalwell.com