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Jerry Prevo to lead Liberty University, acting president

Liberty University has tapped one of Alaska’s most well-known religious leaders to steer the Christian university through some rough waters. The school in Lynchburg, Va. asked former Anchorage Baptist Temple Senior Pastor Jerry Prevo to serve as acting president of the university.

Jerry Falwell Jr. took an indefinite leave of absence, after he posted photos on Instagram that showed him and his wife’s assistant posing for the camera with their pants half unzipped. The woman was visibly pregnant and Falwell said it was meant to be a joke. He also said the drink in his hand was not wine but “black water.”

Prevo has served as chairman of the board of trustees for Liberty, which is the largest evangelical college in the nation, since 2003, and retired from ABT last year for health reasons after 47 years of church leadership.

“We have a world-class leadership team at Liberty University who will support me in running our operations on a day-to-day basis and fulfilling our spiritual mission unabated: Training Champions for Christ,” Prevo said in a statement.

“Please pray for us as well as the Falwell family as we embark on our academic year and so we may continue to be united in our common purpose and our faith in Christ,” he said.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • He should learn to work with canvas or wood for a living if he wants to be a disciple.

    • Prevo is a fantastic
      Choice!

  • A great man for the job. An inspiring leader for our time.

  • Jerry Falwell and his wife, have committed no sin of aggression or adultery before the Lord. He may have been indiscreet, but that’s the sum total of his error. That does not warrant such punishment except from so-called Christians In Name Only. Oh my! CINO’s no, not RINO’s, CINO’s.

    But temporarily retired pastor Jerry Prevo is an excellent substitute.

    • I’m sorry, but Falwell Jr, is no victim. My best to Jerry Prevo as he works to repair the damage done to the institution and the Christian faith by his arrogant predecessor.

  • I can’t think of any who need forgiveness as much as these two Jerrys. I’d love to be watching at the Pearly Gates when they arrive.

    • What makes you think YOU will be there, Greg?

  • If ever the term doctor were misapplied it’s in a theological setting. There should be equivalent doctorates in unicorn, Ladies Home Journal, crowd bilking and hornswoggling.

    Shameful, really. No more so than the rest of that industry’s BS though. Black water you say? I wonder how many casks of that I have in my cellar? Probably as many as you, eh?

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