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.
Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Jun. 9, 2012.