Rev. Dick Mills
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Evangelist Dick Mills Dick Mills of Hemet, California, born February 5, 1922, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2012 at the age of 90. He grew up in Stockton, California, enlisted in the US Air Force, and served in World War II. After the war he enrolled in L.I.F.E. Bible College and graduated in 1949. In the 50's he became an evangelist, preaching on Indian Reservations and churches throughout the USA and Canada, and missions work in Central America and Cuba. In the 60's he began to be in demand as a guest minister and teacher worldwide. Rev. Mills was also known as a prolific writer, authoring books such as "He Spoke and I was Strengthened," his Daily Devotional in two Volumes, The Greek Word Studies for the Spirit-Filled Life Bible, and co-authored with is son David, the book "Messiah and His Hebrew Alphabet." In the 70's he was an Adjunct Professor in a Bible school in Anaheim, CA and served for two decades as a guest lecturer at Christian Colleges and training centers throughout the USA and Canada. Additionally, Rev. Mills was an occasional guest on TBN and the 700 Club. He compiled a vast personal library of Bible translations, commentaries, Bible dictionaries, books from antiquity, lexicons and devotional books. Dick Mills is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Betty Mills, son David and wife Kathy; his daughter Debby Booth and son-in-law Kyle Booth; seven grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by 3 sisters: Virginia Wigmore, of Massachusetts, Leah Payne of Tulare, Ca, and Toni Cunningham of Bass Lake, CA. Dick Mills will be missed by vast numbers of people worldwide to whom he ministered personally in his 62 years of active traveling ministry. He is greatly loved by many people. His devotion to the Lord and to people has been a hallmark of his life for many decades.


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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Jun. 9, 2012.
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June 28, 2012
I spoke to Rev.Mills at Christian Chapel years ago. While he was talking about a hen and her chicks, it came to me that he was worried about his daughter who was in college. I didn't even know if he had a daughter but God told me that he didn't need to worry. I went to him later in the office, with my knees shaking to tell him this. I blurted it out and turned to get out of there. He had started to say something but I waved my hand and kept going. I did here him say, as the door was closing..."God will honor you with a long life...." I am not sure that is the exact quote but I have hung onto the "long life" part with all my heart. I am going through some medical mysteries right now and those words still contort me. Rebecca Westlake
Rebecca Westlake
June 24, 2012
Rev. Mills spoke a word of encouragement to my heart over 30 years ago, and the Lord saw it come to fruition in my life and career. After receiving this word from Dick, I held onto it knowing that the Lord would bring it to pass. I will never forget his pure heart for Jesus.
Carlos
June 24, 2012
Dearest Betty,
Years ago-(in 1959)- when you were expecting Deborah, You, Dick, David and Pauline came to our home in the summer for refreshments after service in Des Moines, Iowa during a revival you were holding at the Foursquare
Tabernacle on E. Grand Ave.
My mother was Mrs. Winona Ayres,who became a good friend of Pauline's. Later, when we moved to San Jose, California, our paths crossed at the Foursquare Church and at Calvary Community Church during the Charismatic Clinics. I am so saddened to hear of your loss, but so happy that Dick has met-up with the ONE he loved and served so faithfully.
My prayers are with you in your sorrow. May the Lord sustain you all.
David was always such a bright boy, and one time-(at the Pastor's home in San Jose after church for refreshments), I remember Dick telling him: "Now David, we're not here to conjugate verbs or decline nouns tonight!" David would 'wince' when he heard some of the church folks speak with incorrect grammar. I was about 7 years older than David, but I always felt the "need" to keep others' grammar correct, too. I talked with Dick about 20 years ago, just after I was re-married, having spent 15 years as a divorced mother of 3. He gave me a prophecy over the telephone that my husband and I are seeing "fulfilled-little-by-little" right here on our property. He said the Lord was showing him that our property would be a "City of Refuge" He then talked about great persecution that would be coming upon Christians. In 1992, that seemed "remote" to us here in CA. But... in the Bay Area, it is happening - just as the Lord prompted Dick to tell me. His many "words" to me through the years have been SO Precious. And Thank YOU for your diligence in writing the references down and giving them to thousands!
Once Again, Blessings and Comfort Abundant to you all. Most Sincerely, Judi Ayres Thompson...former Organist at Calvary Community Church in San Jose.
Judi Thompson
June 9, 2012
I had the privilege to hear Rev. Mills on a number of occasions throughout the years. He was truly an anointed man of God who demonstrated a tremendous amount of love for both the Lord and those to whom he ministered. There is great comfort in knowing that he is in the shelter Of God's presence and in the safety of His arms....
Rhonda
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