Evangelist Jerry Falwell passed away today at age 73.
In Nov. 2005, he cancelled a scheduled
At the time, Duke Westover, Falwell's executive assistant, said the cancellation was due to Falwell's Gulfstream jet being down for maintenance at his headquarters in
"We have a turboprop aircraft that we use as a backup, but we can't fly it very far west of the Mississippi because Rev. Falwell's doctor won't let him fly that long," Westover said.
Falwell's announced appearance at the conference sparked controversy among some Oklahoma City-area Baptist churches including
"That was 90 percent relief that we wouldn't have to take extra security measures for Rev. Falwell's appearance," Pastor Jeff Wilson, an elder and education pastor at HHBC, said. "We didn't have to worry about protestors showing up, and we didn't have to expend extra income on security."
"Not everyone likes Falwell,"