LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — University President Jerry Prevo announced Thursday that Thomas Road Baptist Church’s Senior Pastor Jonathan Falwell has been named the university’s new Campus Pastor.
Falwell will replace David Nasser, who announced on Wednesday, April 7 that he is resigning from his position as senior vice president for spiritual development.
Nasser formally announced his resignation to students on Wednesday in a social media post.
“After seven years of being a part of this staff as campus pastor, the Lord is transitioning me out of this role and this will be my last semester here. This has been one of the most difficult decisions we’ve ever had to make, but we do feel affirmed that God is asking for our obedience to step out of this role in ministry and into a whole new role in ministry elsewhere. As your campus pastor, I can’t ask you week after week to be obedient and to go wherever (God) leads and then not model that very same thing in our own lives.”David Nasser, former Campus Pastor for Liberty University
Nasser will leave at the end of the semester. He was hired at Liberty in August 2014.
The university issued this statement after the announcement:
“David Nasser is moving onto the next opportunities the Lord provided, using his voice on behalf of the most vulnerable, ministering on behalf of orphans and foster children. The programs of our Office of Spiritual Development are of vital importance to our mission, and the university appreciates his service to the students and staff and wishes him well. The parting is amicable and on good terms.”