Chancellor of Liberty University
Rev. Jonathan Falwell
Liberty University Chancellor
Senior Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church Jonathan Falwell brings an invaluable depth of experience to the university as chancellor. Falwell has spent his lifetime associated with the ministries of Thomas Road Baptist Church (TRBC) and Liberty University, serving at TRBC for nearly 30 years and as its senior pastor since 2007. He has also served on Liberty’s Board of Trustees for over 30 years. Previously, Falwell held the titles of vice chancellor for spiritual affairs, executive vice president for spiritual affairs, and campus pastor for the university. He is also twice an alumnus of Liberty and holds a juris doctor.
In addition to his church ministry, Falwell has been a successful entrepreneur, an author, a widely published photographer, and a commercial pilot. He and his wife, Shari, have been married since 1992, and they have four children — three of whom are married — and two grandchildren.