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27 April 2016

Tributes flood in for Eldin Corsie

Tributes flood in for Eldin Corsie

The influential Elim church leader and former chair of the Evangelical Alliance Council Eldin Corsie has died.

Tributes have flooded in from friends and colleagues of the minister who helped turned Kensington Temple into the flourishing church it is today.

Serving the Alliance through the 80s and 90s, the Revd Corsie is credited for his "strategic participation".

John Glass, the Council's current chair, said: "In a long and rich ministry he occupied some of the most significant roles in our movement including national youth director, Bible college principal and general superintendent.

"This fine Christian gentleman and spiritual statesman has touched countless lives with his grace, godliness and warm humour."

Eldin entered the Elim ministry in 1949 and pastored some of our largest churches.  

Theologian and former principal of London Bible College, Derek Tidball, said: "Eldin Corsie was one of God's gentlemen!

"I enjoyed his company, profited from his godliness and envied his easy, courteous, humble and at all times encouraging manner.

"He has left a huge legacy not only as Elim pastor and Bible college principal, but in the foremost role he played in bringing the classical Pentecostal movement into closer relationship with other evangelicals, not least through his strategic participation the Evangelical Alliance."

The Revd Tidball concluded: "He really did make a difference, and we praise God for it."