Stories Of Service – Men’s volleyball team helps At Ft. Pickett

Volunteers are typically tasked with unloading trucks or distributing supplies, but Liberty volunteers aiding Afghan refugees at Fort Pickett had a more important job: extending a welcoming hand and a warm smile. Throughout the fall 2021 semester, LU Serve sent teams to the Virginia Army base in Blackstone, Virginia, that had opened its housing arrangements to the refugees at the […]

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50th Anniversary Edition: A Heart For Service

Paul instructs believers in Galatians 5:13: “Serve one another in love.” For the past 50 years, Liberty University has devoted countless time and resources to putting this verse into practice. Despite changes in leadership, organization and size, Liberty has worked together with students throughout its history to impact the local community and the world for Christ. The university upholds its […]

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Music Roots At Liberty

Throughout its history, Liberty University has witnessed a tremendous number of individuals go on to impact the world in extraordinary ways after graduation. Some of these alumni have become known in the public eye as being world-changers for Christ, and this extends to the world of music as well. These and other incredibly gifted individuals have pursued their dreams of […]

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How has Music Ministry and Worship Changed At Liberty University?

Early Music Ministry, By Jacqueline Hale Music has held deep roots at Liberty University since 1971.  “There are two ways to reach young people,’’ Dr. Jerry Falwell, Sr.  said. ‘’Sports and music.’’ During the early days, music was an integral part of the school’s fundraising efforts.  The first LBC Chorale was born the same year as the school and regularly […]

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Spiritual heros at Liberty – Dr. Ed Dobson

Words like “faith” and “great” had a different sound when they were spoken from Dr. Eddie Dobson’s pulpit. Audiences smiled as his Irish heritage surfaced in his enunciation of those words.  For 14 years, Dobson, along with  his deep faith and comical accent, were a staple on Liberty’s campus.  Dobson came to Liberty to serve as dean of men in 1973 […]

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Dr. Elmer Towns Reflects on 50 years of God’s Faithfulness

The year is 1971. The sanctuary of the original Thomas Road Baptist Church is filled with 154 fresh faces embarking on their post-secondary educational journey, along with 200-300 attendees of TRBC. They have come to celebrate the birth of Lynchburg Baptist College (LBC)  at its first chapel gathering.  “Whatsoever He sayeth unto you, do it.”  Mary, the mother of Jesus, […]

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Message from the President – The Next 50 Years

Inside this special edition of the Liberty Champion, you will catch a glimpse of Liberty’s humble early stages, read inspiring testaments of faith and perseverance and see the tremendous growth of campus life and global outreach. But more than anything, I hope this special edition exhibits God’s faithfulness to the mission of Liberty University and to the pioneers who pressed […]

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