Prophets of Boom

Smillie, Dirk
September 2006
Forbes Asia;9/18/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 15, p69
The article focuses on the Liberty University established by Reverend Jerry Falwell Jr. and his son Jerry in Lynchburg, Virginia. He and his son have spent the last few years battling to work off $100 million-plus in debt. Since its founding by Falwell in 1971, Liberty has grown from a one-room Bible class inside the church to a 4,400-acre campus with 9,558 residential students. Moreover, the university's Web courses face strong competition from the Christian online school Grand Canyon University.


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