Jonathan & Shari Falwell
Pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church
Rev. Jonathan Falwell is the senior pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. He has served in this role since June of 2007, after his father, Rev. Jerry Falwell (founding pastor of TRBC in 1956) passed away in May of that year. Rev. Falwell has been in full-time ministry since 1994. Shari Falwell has been serving in ministry for over 30 years. A native Californian, she grew up in church and found as many opportunities as she could to share her gifts with others. Shari attended Azusa Pacific University and afterward was able to sing and tour for nearly 3 years with the Contemporary Christian group, TRUTH. In 1987, she joined the staff of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA, and it was during this time that she met her husband, Jonathan. Shari is heavily involved in the music ministry and the women’s ministry at TRBC and has also been a contributing author in several devotionals. Shari and Jonathan married in 1992 and have been blessed with 4 wonderful children: two Liberty University students, Jonathan Jr. (20) and Jessica (19), and twins Natalie and Nicholas (16), who attend Liberty Christian Academy. Both schools that their children attend were founded by Shari’s father-in-law, the late Jerry Falwell, Sr.