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By stokesjokes
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#648540
Well, Jr has zero say with the school anymore and Jonathan is in a position of leadership.

Besides, it’s not about ownership of the school, it’s about ownership of the family name. Jonathan has equal claim to it. Maybe they should ask Gene. Or even @ballcoach15’s buddy TF.
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By Just John
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#648651
Jr. is still a sad individual. In parts of this story he sounds like Jim Bakker after he crashed. He tries to take more credit for the school than his dad. He may have brought it into it's current form (construction is like art, his masterpiece :roll: ) but it took a founder to have the vision and give it a spiritual foundation. Afterall, Jr told us he had nothing to do with that. And we believe him.
By JK37
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#648653
It’s amazing what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit.

This is a sad individual trying to ensure his life meant something positive, when unfortunately what he will be most remembered for are the voluntary misdeeds which removed him from authority and responsibility.
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By Purple Haize
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#648665
BlueBlood wrote: December 1st, 2022, 11:21 am Where did you see that Auburn made him do it?
It’s the story floating around. Absolutely some accuracy to it. When he was being vetted this was a HUGE red flag. They hired a PR firm to deal with it. This is a no brainer solution.
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By BlueBlood
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#648666
JK37 wrote: December 1st, 2022, 11:44 am Auburn didn’t per se. But he did offer an apology when asked about it.
100% understood, but that is not what is purported above. I probably trigger too easily, but it's always a pet peeve of mine when a headline and an article don't match up.
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By Whatisthetruth
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BlueBlood wrote: December 1st, 2022, 11:52 am
JK37 wrote: December 1st, 2022, 11:44 am Auburn didn’t per se. But he did offer an apology when asked about it.
100% understood, but that is not what is purported above. I probably trigger too easily, but it's always a pet peeve of mine when a headline and an article don't match up.
Why didn't the LU leadership take it serious and do something about it if Auburn saw it as a red flag? Perhaps Prevo is color blind?
By flamehunter
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#648673
thepostman wrote: December 1st, 2022, 12:29 pm Jr approved the Freeze hire FYI.
This is concerning Freeze's messages to the LU assault case "survivor" which occurred after he was here. On Prevo's watch I believe. That's where the truth person is coming from.
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By Tnobes
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#648679
Whatisthetruth wrote: December 1st, 2022, 12:00 pm
BlueBlood wrote: December 1st, 2022, 11:52 am
JK37 wrote: December 1st, 2022, 11:44 am Auburn didn’t per se. But he did offer an apology when asked about it.
100% understood, but that is not what is purported above. I probably trigger too easily, but it's always a pet peeve of mine when a headline and an article don't match up.
Why didn't the LU leadership take it serious and do something about it if Auburn saw it as a red flag? Perhaps Prevo is color blind?
Because it was a nothing burger, showing the DM is an attention seeker by the girl, nothing wrong with the DM, it wasn't threatening in any way. Now would it be better if your high profile employee ignored it and didn't do it? Absolutely, but nothing was threatening or harassment about it. I'd say "she posted something, I responded to it" this apologizing for saying stuff and apologizing for posting stuff is getting ridiculous. Never apologize
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By Sly Fox
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#651571
As we allegedly grow closer to selecting a new chancellor and president, I thought it might be helpful to give a breakdown on those who will be making the decision:

Board Chairpersons

Tim Lee, 71 - Chairman
Garland, Texas
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Evangelist - Tim Lee Ministries
Twitter: @MarineTimLee
Term Expires April 16, 2024

Will Graham, 48 - Vice Chairman
Charlotte, North Carolina
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '97
Occupation: VP of BGEA & Evangelist
Twitter
Term Expires April 16, 2024


Executive Committee

Carroll Hudson, 77 - Committee Chairman
Lynchburg, Virginia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: CEP, England's Stove Works Inc.
LinkedIn
Twitter
Term Expires in October 30, 2023

Tim Lee, 71
Garland, Texas
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Evangelist - Tim Lee Ministries
Twitter: @MarineTimLee
Term Expires April 16, 2024

Jerry Prevo, D.D, 78
Lynchburg, Virginia/Anchorage, Alaska
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Interim LU President since 2020
Twitter
Term Expires October 28, 2025

David Rhodenhizer, D.D., 70
Dumfries, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '74
Occupation: Senior Pastor, Calvary Road Baptist Church in Alexandra, Virginia
Twitter
Term Expires in October 30, 2023

Gilbert "Bud" Tinney, Jr., 85
Grand Rapids, Michigan
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Retired Businessman
Term Expires November 5, 2024

Jerry Vines, D.Th & Ph.D., 85
Canton, Georgia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Jerry Vines Ministries
Twitter
Term Expires October 28, 2025

David Corry, J.D. - LU General Counsel & Committee Liaison


Presidential and Chancellor Search Special Committee

Gilbert "Bud" Tinney, Jr., 85 - Chairman
Grand Rapids, Michigan
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Retired Businessman
Term Expires November 5, 2024

Anthony Beckles, 61
Lynchburg, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '83
Occupation: Online Chair for LU School of Business
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Jonathan Falwell, 56
Lynchburg, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '88
Occupation: Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church & LU
Twitter
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Carroll Hudson, 77
Lynchburg, Virginia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: CEP, England's Stove Works Inc.
LinkedIn
Twitter
Term Expires in October 30, 2023

Richard Lee, Ph.D., 77
Cumming, Georgia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: President & Speaker, There's Hope America
Term Expires in October 28, 2025

Tim Lee, 71
Garland, Texas
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Evangelist - Tim Lee Ministries
Twitter
Term Expires April 16, 2024

Penny Nance, 56
Alexandria, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '88
Occupation: CEO & President, Concerned Women of America
Twitter
Term Expires on October 30, 2023

David Rhodenhizer, D.D., 70
Dumfries, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '74
Occupation: Senior Pastor, Calvary Road Baptist Church in Alexandra, Virginia
Twitter
Term Expires on October 30, 2023

Duke Westover, 87
Lynchburg, Virginia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Owner, DuCar International Tours
Term Expires on October 28, 2025

Ron Kennedy, Ed.D. - LU EVP of Enrollment & Marketing + Committee Liaison


Other Board Members

Brian Autry, D.M., 52
Midlothian, Virginia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Executive Director of SBC of Virginia
Twitter: @BrianAutry
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Gaye Overton Benson, 63
Chesapeake, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '82
Occupation: Partner, Overton Family Partnership - Real Estate
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Jeff Benson, 62
Chesapeake, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '83
Occupation: Partner, Overton Family Partnership - Real Estate
LinkedIn
Term Expires October 28, 2025

John Borek, Ph.D., 79
Johns Creek, Georgia
LU Alum: No (Former LU President)
Occupation: Partner, American Leadership Group
LinkedIn
Term Expires October 30, 2023

John Heath, 78
Roanoke, Virginia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Retired Businessman
Term Expires October 30, 2023

Angela Jordan, 60
Grand Rapids, Michigan
LU Alum:
Occupation: Businesswoman - Daughter of the Late LU Chairman Harvey Gainey
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Allen McFarland, D.Min., 79
Chesapeake, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes
Occupation: Pastor, Calvary Evangelical Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia
Term Expires November 5, 2024

Gene Mims, 72
Brentwood, Tennessee
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Pastor, Judson Baptist Church in Nashville
LinkedIn
Twitter
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Richard Osborne, 66
Oxford, Maryland
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '79
Occupation: Owner, Direct Real Estate
LinkedIn
Term Expires November 5, 2024

Galen E. Peel, Sr., 87
Forest, Virginia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Retired Businessman & TRBC Member
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Harold Rawlings, 89
Walton, Kentucky
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Assistant Director, The Rawlings Foundation
LinkedIn
Term Expires November 5, 2024

Dwight 'Ike' Reighard, D.M., 71
Powder Springs, Georgia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Pastor, Piedmont Church + President & CEO of MUST Ministries
LinkedIn
Twitter
Term Expires November 5, 2024

Chris Rhodenhizer
Dumfries, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '96
Occupation: Pastor, Image Church in Woodbridge, Virginia
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Jerry Thorpe, 86
Granbury, Texas
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Retired Pastor & Speaker
LinkedIn
Twitter
Lifetime Term

Will Tinney, 55
Rockford, Michigan
LU Alum: Yes
Occupation: Automobile Dealership
LinkedIn
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Jeffrey S. Yager, 48
Fort Mill, South Carolina
LU Alum: No
Occupation: President & CEO, Yager Group of Companies
LinkedIn
Term Expires November 5, 2024
By Tothehoopyall1
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#651574
Sly Fox wrote: February 7th, 2023, 3:04 pm As we allegedly grow closer to selecting a new chancellor and president, I thought it might be helpful to give a breakdown on those who will be making the decision:

Board Chairpersons

Tim Lee, 71 - Chairman
Garland, Texas
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Evangelist - Tim Lee Ministries
Twitter: @MarineTimLee
Term Expires April 16, 2024

Will Graham, 48 - Vice Chairman
Charlotte, North Carolina
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '97
Occupation: VP of BGEA & Evangelist
Twitter
Term Expires April 16, 2024


Executive Committee

Carroll Hudson, 77 - Committee Chairman
Lynchburg, Virginia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: CEP, England's Stove Works Inc.
LinkedIn
Twitter
Term Expires in October 30, 2023

Tim Lee, 71
Garland, Texas
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Evangelist - Tim Lee Ministries
Twitter: @MarineTimLee
Term Expires April 16, 2024

Jerry Prevo, D.D, 78
Lynchburg, Virginia/Anchorage, Alaska
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Interim LU President since 2020
Twitter
Term Expires October 28, 2025

David Rhodenhizer, D.D., 70
Dumfries, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '74
Occupation: Senior Pastor, Calvary Road Baptist Church in Alexandra, Virginia
Twitter
Term Expires in October 30, 2023

Gilbert "Bud" Tinney, Jr., 85
Grand Rapids, Michigan
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Retired Businessman
Term Expires November 5, 2024

Jerry Vines, D.Th & Ph.D., 85
Canton, Georgia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Jerry Vines Ministries
Twitter
Term Expires October 28, 2025

David Corry, J.D. - LU General Counsel & Committee Liaison


Presidential and Chancellor Search Special Committee

Gilbert "Bud" Tinney, Jr., 85 - Chairman
Grand Rapids, Michigan
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Retired Businessman
Term Expires November 5, 2024

Anthony Beckles, 61
Lynchburg, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '83
Occupation: CFO for Lynchburg City Schools & Online Chair for LU School of Business
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Jonathan Falwell, 56
Lynchburg, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '88
Occupation: Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church & LU
Twitter
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Carroll Hudson, 77
Lynchburg, Virginia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: CEP, England's Stove Works Inc.
LinkedIn
Twitter
Term Expires in October 30, 2023

Richard Lee, Ph.D., 77
Cumming, Georgia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: President & Speaker, There's Hope America
Term Expires in October 28, 2025

Tim Lee, 71
Garland, Texas
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Evangelist - Tim Lee Ministries
Twitter
Term Expires April 16, 2024

Penny Nance, 56
Alexandria, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '88
Occupation: CEO & President, Concerned Women of America
Twitter
Term Expires on October 30, 2023

David Rhodenhizer, D.D., 70
Dumfries, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '74
Occupation: Senior Pastor, Calvary Road Baptist Church in Alexandra, Virginia
Twitter
Term Expires on October 30, 2023

Duke Westover, 87
Lynchburg, Virginia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Owner, DuCar International Tours
Term Expires on October 28, 2025

Ron Kennedy, Ed.D. - LU EVP of Enrollment & Marketing + Committee Liaison


Other Board Members

Brian Autry, D.M., 52
Midlothian, Virginia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Executive Director of SBC of Virginia
Twitter: @BrianAutry
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Gaye Overton Benson, 63
Chesapeake, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '82
Occupation: Partner, Overton Family Partnership - Real Estate
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Jeff Benson, 62
Chesapeake, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '83
Occupation: Partner, Overton Family Partnership - Real Estate
LinkedIn
Term Expires October 28, 2025

John Borek, Ph.D., 79
Johns Creek, Georgia
LU Alum: No (Former LU President)
Occupation: Partner, American Leadership Group
LinkedIn
Term Expires October 30, 2023

John Heath, 78
Roanoke, Virginia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Retired Businessman
Term Expires October 30, 2023

Angela Jordan, 60
Grand Rapids, Michigan
LU Alum:
Occupation: Businesswoman - Daughter of the Late LU Chairman Harvey Gainey
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Allen McFarland, D.Min., 79
Chesapeake, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes
Occupation: Pastor, Calvary Evangelical Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia
Term Expires November 5, 2024

Gene Mims, 72
Brentwood, Tennessee
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Pastor, Judson Baptist Church in Nashville
LinkedIn
Twitter
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Richard Osborne, 66
Oxford, Maryland
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '79
Occupation: Owner, Direct Real Estate
LinkedIn
Term Expires November 5, 2024

Galen E. Peel, Sr., 87
Forest, Virginia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Retired Businessman & TRBC Member
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Harold Rawlings, 89
Walton, Kentucky
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Assistant Director, The Rawlings Foundation
LinkedIn
Term Expires November 5, 2024

Dwight 'Ike' Reighard, D.M., 71
Powder Springs, Georgia
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Pastor, Piedmont Church + President & CEO of MUST Ministries
LinkedIn
Twitter
Term Expires November 5, 2024

Chris Rhodenhizer
Dumfries, Virginia
LU Alum: Yes - Class of '96
Occupation: Pastor, Image Church in Woodbridge, Virginia
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Jerry Thorpe, 86
Granbury, Texas
LU Alum: No
Occupation: Retired Pastor & Speaker
LinkedIn
Twitter
Lifetime Term

Will Tinney, 55
Rockford, Michigan
LU Alum: Yes
Occupation: Automobile Dealership
LinkedIn
Term Expires October 28, 2025

Jeffrey S. Yager, 48
Fort Mill, South Carolina
LU Alum: No
Occupation: President & CEO, Yager Group of Companies
LinkedIn
Term Expires November 5, 2024
Very informative, Thank you! The only correction I see is that Beckles has been out of the CFO role with LCS for a number of years.
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By Tnobes
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Just John wrote: December 1st, 2022, 1:52 am Jr. is still a sad individual. In parts of this story he sounds like Jim Bakker after he crashed. He tries to take more credit for the school than his dad. He may have brought it into it's current form (construction is like art, his masterpiece :roll: ) but it took a founder to have the vision and give it a spiritual foundation. Afterall, Jr told us he had nothing to do with that. And we believe him.
Say what you want about Jerry Jr. but he got things built and you have boat loads of money, you should be forever grateful for that wind at your back. I've always found Christians obsession over personal behavior odd, right teaching is more important than right living, your living effects you and your family, your teaching effects generations who effect generations. We should expect moral failure, we are failed people in need of forgiveness, a pastor who fails morally should not be a surprise or shock to anyone the person should be relieved of his duties for a time, told to work it out with his spouse and when things are good be brought back into the mix.
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By Just John
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#651665
Ill flame wrote: February 8th, 2023, 12:38 am Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him
-Luke 17:3

I don't remember much (or any) repentance from Jerry Jr.
Exactly. Quite the opposite. And the sacking of his family is just ridiculous. "Dad drank Nyquil instead of whiskey" and "Jonathon copied everything I did". :roll:
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By Just John
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Probably not a great idea to have a guy on the search committee who is "losing his faculties", noticeably, unless he's just meant to be another rubber stamp.

I would like to at least a couple that represent an education background. You would think Boreck may have been a fit for the search committee.
By ATrain
Registration Days Posts
#651672
Tnobes wrote: February 7th, 2023, 11:36 pm
Just John wrote: December 1st, 2022, 1:52 am Jr. is still a sad individual. In parts of this story he sounds like Jim Bakker after he crashed. He tries to take more credit for the school than his dad. He may have brought it into it's current form (construction is like art, his masterpiece :roll: ) but it took a founder to have the vision and give it a spiritual foundation. Afterall, Jr told us he had nothing to do with that. And we believe him.
Say what you want about Jerry Jr. but he got things built and you have boat loads of money, you should be forever grateful for that wind at your back. I've always found Christians obsession over personal behavior odd, right teaching is more important than right living, your living effects you and your family, your teaching effects generations who effect generations. We should expect moral failure, we are failed people in need of forgiveness, a pastor who fails morally should not be a surprise or shock to anyone the person should be relieved of his duties for a time, told to work it out with his spouse and when things are good be brought back into the mix.
Yes, I will forever be grateful for what Jerry Jr has done for me personally, and for the school. I wouldn't be where I am today without him to some degree.

That said, if we are going to expel or otherwise punish students for sex or, in some cases, being sexually assaulted, not to mention drinking, then leadership must be held to the same standards. "Do as I say, not as I do," is a major problem in today's culture.

Finally, while personal life may not matter when it comes to politics, at a Christian institution, 1 Timothy 4:12 "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." If Jerry Jr were the Secretary of Education or an elected official or CEO of a secular business, his personal life wouldn't, or at least shouldn't, be an issue. As the leader of the world's largest evangelical university, it SHOULD matter, especially if the university is going to hold others to strict standards of morality.
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