Mitt Romney is the latest politician to make a pilgrimage to the flagship Christian university.
Aug. 16, 2003 The late Rev. Jerry Falwell founded Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., in 1971 "with a vision to train Champions for Christ." The school has more than 12,000 students on campus and 70,000 more enrolled online, making it the largest Christian university in the world. Dave Martin/AP Buy Photo