Dr. Falwell was a true visionary and, like it or not, a great man of God. The mere fact that a man could single handily start a university should be evidence enough of his visionary status, and his impact on the lives of Christians around the nation speaks to strong faith. Adam and Jeremy will miss him greatly.
Let me share with you short story about Jerry Falwell; Dr. Falwell was notorious for driving around a big black suburban; well in my first month at Liberty back in 1999 I was walking down the courtyard behind DeMoss to the gym at the Schilling Center when I see this huge black Suburban parked next to the Hanger (one of the on campus eatery's) and it begins to back out, but of course it is a Suburban so it should be pretty tricky to maneuver such a large vehicle in that small of an area, but Dr. Falwell apparently wasn't worried about such trivial things because he goosed it and whipped it around right into the large concrete wall that surrounded the dumpsters. At this point I am a little tickled, because I just saw the Chancellor run into a wall, and I expect him to get out all mad, but instead the old boy just straightens her out and gets out of there like he had ants in his pants. I would later find out that Dr. Falwell is also a notoriously bad driver, but at any rate that was my first almost personal meeting with Dr. Falwell.