David Nasser Resigns As Liberty’s Campus Pastor

After seven years as Liberty University’s campus pastor, David Nasser announced his resignation last week, sharing his plans to step away from his position of senior vice president for spiritual development and move to Nashville, Tennessee. 

Nasser and his wife Jennifer Nasser shared their story and decision to move on to the next chapter in a seven-minute video posted to his personal Instagram page April 7. After finishing out the spring semester at Liberty, Nasser will take up a president position at a non-profit organization. 

Later that day Nasser addressed students attending Campus Community in Williams Stadium, highlighting his story and how his background impacted his decision to leave Liberty and start a new chapter. 

“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,” Nasser said in his video. “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.”

Nasser has yet to announce the exact NPO he plans to lead, but the organization aims to help with orphaned children needing adoption. Nasser and his wife hinted at their heart for this work, for they have gone through the adoption process, adopting their eldest son from Guatemala.

“It has been an honor to be with you these past seven years I count it as a gift that I have been your campus pastor,” Nasser said.

As Liberty looks to announce two new leaders for the school, current university President Jerry Prevo announced April 8 that Jonathan Falwell would take the role of interim campus pastor after this semester. Falwell currently serves as Thomas Road Baptist Church’s Senior Pastor, carrying on the legacy of his father Jerry Falwell Sr. 

Following Nasser’s announcement of resignation, Liberty issued an official statement.

“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.”

Hattie Troutman is the Editor-in-Chief. Follow her on Twitter at @hattrout.

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