School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Charles N. Davidson
Jerry Falwell, Leadership, Liberty University, Moral Majority, The Religious Right, Thomas Road Baptist Church
Christian Denominations and Sects | Ethics in Religion | Other Religion | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Johnson, George, "How to Impact a Nation: Leadership Lessons Learned from Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1167.
This project seeks to enhance the leadership development of the next generation by considering the perceived strengths and lessons to be learned from Jerry Falwell and the leadership of the Moral Majority (MM). The commands of Christ call the Christian to engage the culture (Matthew 5:13-16). The trend in church leadership today is too often looking forward without having looked back. Wise church leaders do both and stand on the shoulders of great leaders who have gone before, thus accomplishing “greater things” (John 14:12) for the kingdom of God. Through a survey of current church leaders, and a sampling of Liberty University faculty, along with a review of current research, significant leadership principles will be identified. Local church leaders will be able to analyze the information and consider how their ministry leadership styles and model can be strengthened to impact their sphere of influence to a greater degree.