Liberty University to build new addition honoring founder Jerry Falwell Sr.

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

"Jerry Falwell Center: Inspiring Champions for Christ" to share the story of his life and impact on the world.

(Rendering courtesy of Liberty University).

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Construction is about to start on a new center to honor the founder of Liberty University.

Officials at the university say the new center, “Jerry Falwell Center: Inspiring Champions for Christ” will share the story of his life as well as his impact.

“There is much to learn from our founder’s life. He always inspired students to be Champions for Christ wherever God was leading them. We are seeing his mighty vision fulfilled every day at Liberty University, and this center will help ensure that we do not waver from our original mission or succumb to the external pressures of leftism. Jerry Falwell always stood his ground, and he stood unapologetically on the Word of God. Looking to his life as an example, the university will remain committed to the Gospel. This center will keep us on track for the next 50 years.”

Jerry Prevo, Liberty University President

The announcement comes as Liberty University is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The center will be located directly behind and attached to the Hancock Welcome Center.

New and prospective students and their families, along with alumni and friends of the university, will be invited on a journey through the Jerry Falwell Sr.’s lifelong work and be encouraged to live a life characterized by that same dynamic faith.

(Rendering courtesy of Liberty University).

Creative displays will showcase the university’s multi-faceted approach to its mission of Training Champions for Christ and will be intentional in the presentation of the Gospel, following Falwell’s example of loving people and pointing them to Christ.

Rooms and areas within the center will provide space for learning opportunities, concerts and other special events.

Liberty University says they will break ground on the center in the coming weeks and will have an anticipated opening in 2023.

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