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Friday, June 22, 2012

A Life of Ministry
Gifted Bible teacher and preacher, the Rev. Dick Mills, has passed away, aged 90

By Aubrey Beauchamp, R.N.
Special to ASSIST News Service

ANZA, CA (ANS) -- The Christian world recently lost one of its most unique and gifted Bible teachers and preacher: the Rev. Dick Mills who passed away at his home in Anza, CA on May 25th. He was 90 years old.

Dick Mills

Thousands of people still carry Scripture verses in their Bibles being given by Dick and written down by his wife, Betty. These prophetic scriptures, Dick always stressed, were not just for a particular individual but for everyone. However, often a specific word was needed for one person for a particular need. Dick had memorized a huge number of scriptures which he easily recalled at any given moment. His knowledge of root words and their meaning was phenomenal.

Dick grew up in Stockton, California and enlisted in the US Air Force, serving during WWII. After the war he enrolled in L.I.F.E. Bible College and graduated in 1949. In the 1950’s he pastured churches in Saugus and Oceanside, CA, then became an evangelist, eventually preaching to churches throughout the USA and Canada as well as mission work in Central America and Cuba.

In the mid-60s, he began to be in demand as a quest speaker and teacher the world over. 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 and the Spirit-filled Life Bible and co-authored with his son, David, “Messiah and the Hebrew Alphabet”.

In the 1970, he was as Adjunct Professor in a Bible School in Anaheim, CA and served for the next two decades as guest lecturer at Christian Colleges and Training Centers throughout the USA and Canada. He was also an occasionally guest on TBN and the 700 Club.

Over the course of a lifetime, he completed a vast personal library of Bible translations, commentaries, and Bible dictionaries, books from antiquity, lexicons, and devotional books.

Betty and Dick Mills

Dick Mills is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Betty, his son David Michael, daughter, Deborah, seven grandchildren and three great-grand children. Dick’s memorial service was held on Friday, June 1, at The Dwelling Place Church in Hemet, California. It was attended by pastors and leaders from across the nation, including Pastor Jack Hayford of Church-on-the-Way and singer/pastor Chico Holliday who sang “On the Wings of a Dove". Dick’s late mother, Pauline Mills, who composed the well-known song, “Thou Art Worthy” was sung at the close of the Memorial Service.

The Body of Christ has lost a powerful prophet of God who spent his life seeking the Lord and serving Him in a pure and upright way. He will be missed by a vast number of people worldwide to whom he ministered personally in his 62 years of active traveling. He is greatly loved by many people, as the volume of expressions of appreciation currently coming in attest to. His devotion to the Lord and to people has been a hallmark of his life for many decades.

Please visit Dick’s website on www.dmm.org or on Facebook under Dick Mills Ministries. Mailing: PO Box 391397, Anza, CA 92539.


Aubrey Beauchamp R.N., founded the USA Hospital Christian Fellowship (HCF) in 1972 in San Clemente, California. HCF International was founded in 1936 in South Africa and is now active in well over 100 countries throughout the world. Aubrey was born and raised in Holland and completed her nurses’ training in Australia. She is the author of several books and edits a quarterly magazine A New Heart, Encouraging Christians in Healthcare. Her Handbook, “Compassionate Care for the Sick and Hurting” is now being used by small groups in churches and hospitals across the nation. For more information, visit: www.hcfusa.com


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