6 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin.
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Bill Longley-Elder Emeritus
Bill was led to Corner House and a life with Christ by his wife, Judy. Bill was married at CHCC to Judy on August 26, 1960 and began attending a year later. He was baptized in December of 1962 in the old sanctuary. Bill’s service to the church began as a Deacon in 1966 and he began his Eldership in 1974. In total, that’s over 53 years of service to our church. Bill has followed God’s calling into almost every aspect of church leadership.
He loves teaching and has taught classes for over 50 years. Many people have been touched by Bill’s teaching. He’s led middle school boys, teenagers, adults, men’s classes, and teaching teams. To this day, he still teaches each Sunday after church in a Reflection group.
For 20 years, he served as a Camp Trustee and faculty member. In his years of service, he’s baptized 19 souls to Christ.
Bill has sang in choir, and many remember the years of Bill leading us in worship songs.
His hands have been all over the church. He helped build 8 classrooms and who can forget when he fell down the elevator shaft! His handy work extended to a church-plant in Cleveland. Working on these projects brought much fellowship among the men of the church.