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Liberty University wishes Dr. Sumner Wemp a Happy 90th Birthday

C. Sumner Wemp is photographed in his office in June 1981 at Liberty University (then Liberty Baptist College).

Liberty University is wishing one of its first and most influential campus pastors and Bible professors, Dr. C. Sumner Wemp, a Happy 90th Birthday.

Wemp first came to Liberty in 1973. He taught classes in pastoral theology and evangelism and served as Vice President of Spiritual Affairs for 17 years.

"I talked to Dr. Wemp by phone on his birthday and he said repeatedly how thrilled he was about what God was doing at and through Liberty University!," said Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. "He said it was the greatest honor of his life to serve at Liberty.”

Wemp touched thousands of lives during his time at Liberty and has remained a longtime friend and supporter of the university, evidenced today by hundreds responding to Happy Birthday wishes on Liberty's Facebook page. Alumni called him a "motivational man," an "awesome, spirit-filled man of God," and a "wonderful, inspiring man of God."