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Residence Hall

Brock Dorm

Job Position

Board of Trustees


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Creation Date

Winter 2024


William Brock served as a pastor in Columbus, Ohio, first of Immanuel Baptist Church for over ten years and then of Maranatha Baptist Church for 16 years and started Maranatha Christian School. He was known for his keen business sense, his pastoral skills, his ministry and encouragement to other pastors, and his heart for world missions. Brock served on the Cedarville University Board of Trustees for 31 years, and according to Dr. Paul Dixon, was one of the most important trustees of the formative years of Cedarville College because of his commitment to and vision for its development. In his later years, William Brock served as the state representative for the Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches and was the editor of its newsletter. In 1974, Cedarville awarded him the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. All six of William Brock’s children graduated from Cedarville. He was chairman of the board at the time of his death in 1988, when Brock Hall was named for him.

Source: Barbara Loach, Cedarville University: Defining Legacies