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David Nasser receives fond farewell; Liberty welcomes familiar face as new campus pastor

June 21, 2021

The final Convocation of the year on April 30 was bittersweet, as David Nasser, former senior vice president for spiritual development, and his family were publicly recognized for their years of service to Liberty and its students. Nasser announced his resignation earlier in the month after seven years as campus pastor.
Following an opening tribute video to Nasser, President Jerry Prevo thanked Nasser and his family for their whole-hearted ministry to Liberty’s student body. He presented Nasser and his wife, Jennifer, with a framed resolution passed by the university’s Board of Trustees honoring them for their service.
“The goal of any great leader is to leave a place better than when he came, and David Nasser has done that, and we want to thank him for it,” Prevo said. “He’s had a tremendous impact at Liberty University, and he’s going to be missed.”
As campus pastor, Nasser oversaw the Office of Spiritual Development and its many programs, including LU Stages, LU Send and LU Send Now, LU Shepherd, LU Serve, and the Worship Collective.
Nasser has now joined the Angel Armies ministry in Nashville, founded by Christian music artist and personal friend Chris Tomlin. The nonprofit partners with child-serving organizations that are committed to utilizing the Church to help end the child welfare crisis and keeping children out of foster care.
“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,” David Nasser said in a video announcing his resignation to students on social media. “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.”
Liberty named Jonathan Falwell, senior pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church, as its new campus pastor. During the final Convocation, Falwell also thanked Nasser for his strong spiritual leadership and led a prayer for the Nassers’ future ministry endeavors. 
“There’s no question that over the last seven years that David has been here, God has used him and Jennifer in an amazing way to keep the spiritual climate of this university in a place where I know God intended it to be,” he said.
Falwell said Liberty will be welcoming David Nasser back to campus to speak at Campus Community in the near future. 

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