Jerry Falwell Net Worth

Jerry Falwell Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jerry Lamon Falwell, Sr. net worth is
$10 Million

Jerry Lamon Falwell, Sr. Wiki Biography

Jerry Falwell was born on the 11th August 1933, in Lynchburg, Virginia USA, and was a pastor of the Baptist church and a televangelist. He founded what became a mega church named Thomas Road Baptist Church in his hometown, and was a founder of the Christian school and university entitled Liberty Christian Academy and Liberty University. In addition to this, he was a political activist, a co-founder of the political organization The Moral Majority. Jerry Falwell was active in Christian and political life from 1956 until his death in 2007.

How much was the net worth of Jerry Falwell? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that his wealth was as much as $10 million, converted to the present day.

Jerry Falwell Net Worth $10 Million

To begin with, Jerry was raised by his parents Carey Hezekiah Falwell and Helen Falwell in Lynchburg. He wanted to become a journalist or a professional baseball player, but after the conversion he had gone through in 1952, he felt a calling to become a pastor. He followed this path working with a Bible of the Baptists group in Springfield, and then Jerry founded Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg in 1956, where he had been working as a pastor. Moreover, he launched a ministry program broadcast “The Old-Time Gospel Hour”.

In 1971, he founded a religious school called Liberty University. In 1979, he co-founded a conservative political organization The Moral Majority, which fairly quickly attracted up to 6.5 million members, Falwell contributed to the election to the USA Presidents Ronald Reagan and later George W. Bush. From 1995 to 2006, he had a column in a monthly magazine The National Liberty Journal.

However, it should be noted that Jerry Falwell raised many controversies, arguing against such issues as abortion, black people, homosexuals and Muslims. He has claimed that God had punished the USA through the attack of the 11th September, 2011 on the World Trade Center, because of gays and abortions. Jerry Falwell was in the centre of legal battles against the pornographic newspaper publisher Larry Flynt, gay rights activist Jerry Sloan, and the owner of particular domain Christopher Lamparello.

However, aside from these controversies Jerry Falwell was also recognized for having promoted religious beliefs and gathering the Catholics and Protestants; Falwell claimed to be inspired by Pope John Paul II. Additionally, he published many religious books including “Church Aflame” (1971), “When it Hurts Too Much to Cry” (1984), “The Fundamentalist Phenomenon/the Conservative Resurgence or Christianity” (1986), “Fasting Can Change Your Life” (1998), “Dynamic Faith Journal” (2006) and others. These and all other activities contributed to his net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of Jerry Falwell, he married Macel Pate in 1958, and they lived in wedlock until his death. They have three children: the current president of Liberty University Jerry Falwell, Jr., the senior pastor at the Thomas Road Baptist Church Jonathan Falwell and Jeannie Falwell. Jerry Falwell died unexpectedly at the age of 73 in May 2007 still in his hometown, because of some problems with his heart, probably caused by an abnormal heart rhythm.

Full NameJerry Falwell
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 11, 1933, in Lynchburg, Virginia USA
DiedMay 15, 2007, Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
ProfessionAmerican Baptist pastor, televangelist, political commentator
EducationBrookville High School in Lynchburg, Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri
SpouseMacel Pate Falwell (m. 1958–2007)
ChildrenJerry Falwell, Jr., Jonathan Falwell, Jeannie Falwell
ParentsCarey Hezekiah Falwell, Helen Falwell
SiblingsGene Falwell
MoviesFriends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi
TV Shows“The Old-Time Gospel Hour”
1Booming voice
1The fruit of a Christian is another Christian. The fruit of a church is another church.
2You do not determine a man's greatness by his talent or wealth, as the world does, but rather by what it takes to discourage him.
3Nothing of eternal significance ever happens apart from prayer.
4The whole global warming thing is created to destroy America's free enterprise system and our economic stability.
5If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being.
6Homosexuality is Satan's diabolical attack upon the family that will not only have a corrupting influence upon our next generation, but it will also bring down the wrath of God upon America.
7AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.
8My heart was burning to serve Christ, I knew nothing would ever be the same again.
9[on the reasons for the terrorist attack on New York City on 9/11/01] I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say, "You helped this happen!"
1Release of his book, "Finding Inner Peace and Strength". [1982]
2Release of his book, "If I Should Die Before I Wake--". [1986]
3Release of his book, "Strength for the Journey: An Autography". [1987]
4Release of his book, "When It Hurts Too Much to Cry" by Jerry with Harry L. Wilmington. [1984]
5Release of his book, "Listen, America!". [1980]
6Release of the book, "Jerry Falwell: His Life and Legacy" by Macel Falwell with Melanie Hemry. [2008]
7Father-in-law of Shari Falwell.
8Son, Jerry Falwell Jr., is the president/chancellor of Liberty University. Son, Jonathan Falwell, is senior pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church. Daughter, Jeannie Falwell-Stavas, is a surgeon in Richmond, Virginia.
9His father, an agnostic, was also a bootlegger during Prohibition.
10Has a twin brother, Gene Falwell.
11Was a star athlete who turned down an offer to play professional baseball to attend Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo.
12Three children: Jerry Falwell, Jr.; Jonathan Falwell, and Jeannie Falwell- Stavas.
13Started his first church in 1956, using an abandoned bottling plant in Lynchburg, with just 35 members.
14Founded Lynchburg Baptist College in 1971, now called Liberty University.
15Sued Hustler publisher Larry Flynt for libel and defamation of character over a humor piece which made Falwell look like an incestuous drunkard. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled that no matter how tasteless it was, humor and satire were protected under the First Amendment.
16Was once the victim of a prankster who programmed his computer to dial Falwell's 1-800 number every 30 seconds, then hang up. Since Falwell's organization had to pay for each call, it wound up costing them thousands of dollars.
17Sued Penthouse magazine for publishing an interview he'd given to an independent journalist.
18Hospitalized with pneumonia in February 2005.
19Once claimed that the Antichrist would be a Jewish male, something he apologized for when he heard the outcry against it.
20On The 700 Club (1966) he stated that the attacks on September 11, 2001, were the result of God removing a protective barrier from the United States as punishment for the nation's acceptance of homosexuals and feminists and blamed the politicians for "allowing it to happen", a sentiment that show host Pat Robertson readily agreed with. Contrary to popular belief, neither Falwell nor Robertson ever apologized.
21Declared that Tinky-Winky, a character on the childrens' TV show Teletubbies (1997), was in fact a homosexual, as he carries what Falwell claimed to be a purse, and was intended to subliminally indoctrinate children to accept homosexuality.


Thomas Road Live2006TV Series creator - 3 episodes
Old Time Gospel Hour1993TV Series 2 episodes


The Grim Reaper1976Guest preacher (as Dr. Jerry Falwell)


Starrbooty2007in loving memory
The Gathering1998very special thanks


A Legacy of Faith2008TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself
Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Liberty University Convocation Live2006TV SeriesHimself
There's Hope America2001-2006TV SeriesHimself
Thomas Road Live2006TV SeriesHimself
Liberty University Graduation Commencement2005TV MovieHimself - Chancellor and Preacher
Liberty University Baccalaureate Service2005TV MovieHimself - Reverend Preacher
One Nice Thing2005Documentary shortHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2005TV SeriesHimself
Rush to War2004DocumentaryHimself
With God on Our Side: George W. Bush and the Rise of the Religious Right in America2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2004TV SeriesHimself
The Hunting of the President2004DocumentaryHimself - Chancellor, Liberty University
Larry Flynt Exposed2003Video documentary shortHimself
City Confidential2002TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Reverend (segment "Zion's Christian Soldiers")
First Monday2002TV SeriesHimself
Why Won't They Listen?: The Power of Creation Evangelism2002VideoHimself (as Dr. Jerry Falwell)
Politically Incorrect2001TV SeriesHimself
Frontline2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
LateLine1998TV SeriesHimself
With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 700 Club1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Mysteries of the Bible1996TV Series documentaryHimself
The Last Party1993DocumentaryHimself (as Rev. Jerry Falwell)
Praise the Lord1982TV SeriesHimself
Meet the Press1980TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Co-founder, The Moral Majority
We Were Here2011/IDocumentaryHimself - The Moral Majority (as Rev. Jerry Falwell)
Selling God2009DocumentaryHimself - Liberty University
Vote Jesus: The Chronicles of Ken Stevenson2009DocumentaryHimself (as Rev. Jerry Falwell)
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel2009DocumentaryHimself
Lord, Save Us from Your Followers2008Video documentaryHimself
The American Future: A History2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Sex: The Revolution2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Religulous2008DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Starz Inside: In the Gutter2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone2007DocumentaryHimself
American Hardcore2006DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Maxed Out2006DocumentaryHimself
The God Who Wasn't There2005DocumentaryHimself
The Porn King Versus the President2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
60 Minutes2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Reverend (segment "Zion's Christian Soldiers")
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Eyes of Tammy Faye2000DocumentaryHimself
One Nation Under God1993DocumentaryHimself (as Rev. Jerry Falwell)
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt1992TV SeriesHimself
Perverse Preachers, Fascist Fundamentalists and Kristian Kiddie Kooks1991Video documentaryHimself
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt1990DocumentaryHimself - Moral Majority Leader
World in Action1984TV Series documentaryHimself
Showtime Looks at 19811981TV Movie documentaryHimself - Moral Majority

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  1. he was a con man that got rich while using God to pad his bank account. He preached for the $$$; not the souls! NO TRUE MAN OF GOD ALLOWS HIMSELF TO GET RICH AND LIVE IN LUXURY.

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