After taking over as President of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr. gained a lot of power.
His position brings a lot of influence, with Liberty University being the largest evangelical University in the country.
But his time at Liberty University is over after shocking news dropped.
Jerry Falwell Jr. has made a name for himself as one of the most influential evangelical Christians in America.
He famously used that influence to support President Donald Trump during the 2016 election.
But while leading a university well known for promoting Christian values, questions about his personal life have come to light.
Accusations of him living a party lifestyle in Miami, where he owns property, have been well known.
Pictures of him in a Miami nightclub have even come out, which is troubling to many due to the fact that Liberty University has strict rules against alcohol consumption and co-ed dancing, which was all occurring in the nightclub.
But despite these accusations, and pictures, he has retained his position.
That is until one new picture came out, which has proven to be what is finally pushing him out of his position.
A new picture was unearthed from Falwell’s own Instagram account, which he later deleted.
The picture shows Falwell on a yacht with his arm around a woman who isn’t his wife, with both of their midsections being pulled up on their shirts, and their pants unzipped, as Falwell appears to hold an alcoholic drink in his hand.
Falwell says that the picture was of his wife’s assistant, and it was meant as a joke.
“She’s pregnant, so she couldn’t get her pants up,” he said in the interview. “And I had on a pair of jeans that I hadn’t worn in a long time so I couldn’t get mine zipped either. And so I just put my belly out like hers.”
“She’s my wife’s assistant and she’s a sweetheart, and I should never have put it up and embarrassed her,” he continued.
Despite his apology, it wasn’t enough to save his job.
Following calls, including from Republican Rep. Mark Walker, who previously taught at Liberty University, he was forced on indefinite leave.
Jerry Prevo, a former pastor at a Baptist church in Alaska who has served on the school’s board of trustees since 2003 is taking his position.
“I want to thank my fellow board members for having confidence that I could be entrusted with the responsibility of serving as the Acting President during this time of Jerry Falwell, Jr’s indefinite leave of absence,” said Dr. Prevo. “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.”