Jerry Falwell 1933-2007

jerryIf your reading this you are probably thinking “o great he is talking about that guy”. I had the privilege of knowing and serving in ministry with Jerry Falwell. Most of us only know what we have heard from the media about him. I wish you could have known him, you would have liked him, he was a great guy. He was such a fun guy and he knew why he was on this earth. He was respected even by his critics for standing up for what he believes and not wavering. There are very few people like that nowadays.

I’m sure if every comment that came out of my mouth was under scrutiny and publicized there would be many people who wouldn’t be a fan of me. It is never popular to be a leader or to stick to what you believe, you will always have a target on you. My life is different and better because of the impact that he had on me. He will be missed and always remembered. I wanted to leave you with this quote from Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee I think it describes Jerry so well.

“The thing people probably didn’t know about him was the incredible sense of humor he had, a big practical joker. He loved people. Often misunderstood, but he was a guy who truly had a tremendous passion for other people, all walks of life. Coming himself from very humble opinions, and never a person who took himself all that seriously. he took his calls and his mission and his commitment to Christ very seriously.”

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  1. amclean123

    I agree, no matter what people may think, all you have to do is look at the legacy that he left and how God worked through him and his ministry to reach and effect countless people for Christ. It’s so easy to criticize – I find that when you are busy doing the work of the gospel, you don’t have time to. He will be missed, but he is now enjoying the reward of seeing his savior face to face.

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