William A. Brock, 1926-1988, pastored two churches in Columbus, Ohio, Immanuel Baptist for 10 years and Maranatha Baptist for 16 years. He served on the Board of Trustees of Cedarville University for 31 years and was chairman of the board at the time of his death. He was also on the board of trustees of the Baptist Mid-Missions in Cleveland, Ohio. In the early 1980s he was appointed the State Representative of the Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches and was editor of the Ohio Independent Baptist. In 1974, Cedarville University awarded him the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. Brock Hall, a mens dormitory at Cedarville University, is named in his honor. All six of the Brock children graduated from Cedarville University.
Merle E. Brock, 1926-2008, was the faithful pastor's wife and ministry partner of William A. Brock. She is most known for her ministry of music as a pianist, organist, and composer. For over 35 years she celebrated significant events, significant people, and communicated the words of Scripture in the composition of hundreds of songs and choruses. Beginning in 1989 she served as Special Representative of the Womens Department of the Baptist Mid-Missions in Cleveland, Ohio.
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