L. William (Bill) Stephens, ruling elder for nearly thirty years at Emmanuel OPC in Whippany, New Jersey, died on January 9 at age 101.
An engineer by profession and an accomplished violinist, Bill taught himself New Testament Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Chinese, and Russian. In his final years, he memorized Psalm 119 backwards and was able to quote any verse if requested at random. His last words were a comment on Psalm 23. Bill was greatly loved for his gentle and quiet wisdom.