A Liberty University executive says the Reverend Jerry Falwell has died. Falwell (August 11, 1933 – May 15, 2007) was a fundamentalist pastor and televangelist from the United States. He was the founding pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. He also founded the Moral Majority (part of the Christian right movement) in 1979 (along with Robert Delogger and Bob Mcklowsky) , Liberty University in 1971, the Elam Home for alcohol and drug dependent men, and the Liberty Godparent Home, a ministry to women and girls dealing with crisis pregnancies.
His parents were Carey and Helen Falwell, and he had a fraternal twin brother, Gene Falwell. He was been married to the former Macel Pate since April 12, 1958, and had two sons (one, Jerry Jr., is a lawyer and the other, Jonathan, a pastor) and one daughter (Jeannie, who is a surgeon).