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Name: Jerry Lamon Falwell                                                                 
Born: August 11, 1933 Lynchburg, Virginia, United States                                 
Died: May 15, 2007 Lynchburg, Virginia,United States                                     
Jerry Lamon Falwell, Sr. (August 11, 1933 - May 15, 2007) was an American                 
evangelical Christian pastor and televangelist. He was the founding pastor of             
the Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. He founded Liberty                 
University in 1971 and co-founded the Moral Majority in 1979.                             
Falwell led services at Thomas Road Baptist Church, a megachurch in Lynchburg,           
Virginia. He changed affiliations from Baptist Bible Fellowship International to         
the mainly conservative Southern Baptist Convention, and ended his self-identification   
with fundamentalism in favor of evangelicalism.