Then & Now

January 11, 2013

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  • 1975 - Dr. Carl Diemer, currently the director of the Master of Divinity program at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, teaches in the upstairs lobby of the old Thomas Road Baptist Church.
    1975 - Dr. Carl Diemer, currently the director of the Master of Divinity program at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, teaches in the upstairs lobby of the old Thomas Road Baptist Church.
  • 2012 - Students are trained on camera equipment at the new Cinematic Arts, Zaki Gordon Center.
    2012 - Students are trained on camera equipment at the new Cinematic Arts, Zaki Gordon Center.
  • 1975 - A school bus transports students from their residence halls at Treasure Island on the James River (which also served as a summer youth camp) to classes at the old Thomas Road Baptist Church.
    1975 - A school bus transports students from their residence halls at Treasure Island on the James River (which also served as a summer youth camp) to classes at the old Thomas Road Baptist Church.
  • 2012 - A campus-wide transit system, provided by the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company, currently offers service every 10 minutes from several locations on campus and throughout the city.
    2012 - A campus-wide transit system, provided by the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company, currently offers service every 10 minutes from several locations on campus and throughout the city.
  • 1978 - A 3,000-seat tent was erected so that there was a space large enough for Convocation.
    1978 - A 3,000-seat tent was erected so that there was a space large enough for Convocation.
  • 2012 - Convocation is now held in the Vines Center beside DeMoss Hall.
    2012 - Convocation is now held in the Vines Center beside DeMoss Hall.
  • 1977 - Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Sr. and 2,500 students, faculty, and administrators stand in the snow for two hours, praying and asking God to provide financial support to build the new campus.
    1977 - Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Sr. and 2,500 students, faculty, and administrators stand in the snow for two hours, praying and asking God to provide financial support to build the new campus.
  • 2012 - More than 5,000 people attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Jerry Falwell Library, a four-story, 170,000-square-foot Jeffersonian structure now under construction.
    2012 - More than 5,000 people attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Jerry Falwell Library, a four-story, 170,000-square-foot Jeffersonian structure now under construction.
  • 1986 - The Hancock Athletic Center was built in 1986 to train and condition Liberty athletes. The building was demolished in February 2011 to make way for the new Hancock Welcome Center.
    1986 - The Hancock Athletic Center was built in 1986 to train and condition Liberty athletes. The building was demolished in February 2011 to make way for the new Hancock Welcome Center.
  • 2012 - The new Hancock Welcome Center was dedicated on Dec. 14, 2012.
    2012 - The new Hancock Welcome Center was dedicated on Dec. 14, 2012.
  • 1982 - Liberty Baptist College’s men’s basketball team plays in the Schilling Center, the college’s multipurpose center.
    1982 - Liberty Baptist College’s men’s basketball team plays in the Schilling Center, the college’s multipurpose center.
  • 2012 - Liberty hosts the College of William & Mary at the Vines Center, where 10,000 fans can watch games on high-definition video scoreboards.
    2012 - Liberty hosts the College of William & Mary at the Vines Center, where 10,000 fans can watch games on high-definition video scoreboards.
  • 2007 - Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Sr. places one of the sections of the pedestrian tunnel that would allow students to cross underneath U.S. 460 and access all parts of the campus safely.
    2007 - Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Sr. places one of the sections of the pedestrian tunnel that would allow students to cross underneath U.S. 460 and access all parts of the campus safely.
  • 2012 - Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. participates in the demolition of the Schilling Center to make way for the new Jerry Falwell Library.
    2012 - Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. participates in the demolition of the Schilling Center to make way for the new Jerry Falwell Library.
  • 1981- A billboard advertises Liberty’s football program.
    1981- A billboard advertises Liberty’s football program.
  • 2012 - A recently designed billboard promotes Liberty Athletics, as well as a host of other popular recreational events open to the public.
    2012 - A recently designed billboard promotes Liberty Athletics, as well as a host of other popular recreational events open to the public.

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