Jerry Falwell

At the age of 22, having just graduated from college in June of 1956, Jerry Falwell returned to his hometown of Lynchburg, Virginia, and started Thomas Road Baptist Church with 35 members. The offering that first Sunday totaled $135. Today Thomas Road Church has 24,000 members and the total annual revenues of all the Jerry Falwell ministries total over $200 million. Falwell also created the Old-Time Gospel Hour, a daily local radio ministry and a weekly local television ministry that was seen...See more