In 1985, Rev. Falwell came to Dallas for an anti-abortion rally. He spoke for about 10 minutes and shook many hands later. I was lucky enough to meet him and chat for a bit. I was impressed with his sincerity and willingness to chat with anyone.
Jerry Falwell started preaching in 1956 in Lynchburgh, VA.
Later, now Dr. Falwell founded Liberty University in 1971. Today, there are 15,000 students on campus and over 90,000 taking courses on line.
In 1979, Dr. Falwell founded "The Moral Majority" and became a huge player in the politics of the 1980's.