Rev. William E.

Rev. William E. "Bill" Mills

Friday, July 14th, 1944 - Friday, May 8th, 2020
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Rev. William Earl "Bill" Mills, age 75, beloved husband for 53 years to Karen, nee Adams. Loving father of Peter (Helyn) Luisi-Mills and Dr. Joel Mills. Dear brother of Donna (late Dave) Griffin, Charlotte (late Rodney) Young and the late Kathy (Ken) Topolski. Fond brother-in-law of Lois (Colin) Flynn and Anne (James) Farmer. Much loved uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Bill founded Leadership Resources in 1970. Over the years, it expanded and now reaches into over 60 countries. Bill was also pastor at Moraine Valley Church for over 34 years and the author of many books. He loved spending time with his family--especially at the their lake house in Michigan where he also enjoyed fishing.

A celebration of Bill's life will be held at a later date.

"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bill's name to:

Leadership Resources
12575 Ridgeland Ave.
Palos Heights, IL 60463


Moraine Valley Church
6300 W. 127th St.
Palos Heights, IL 60463

are appreciated.

Express your thoughts and condolences at 708-532-5400
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Evang Prof Sebastian Uremadu

Posted at 08:28pm
A saint of God to glory! By his works and looks I can perceive him to a holy man of God whom I would have loved to have met him face to face, but God knows the best. A saint has gone to be with the Lord of glory. Oh my father, my father , the chariot of Israel and its horsemen. And he saw him no more. Evang Prof Sebastian Uremadu

Carolyn Billington

Posted at 12:15pm
Peace and comfort of God be more real than anything else at you walk through the valley of shadow of death. I thank God he let our paths cross. I remember the laundry room classes with Nora. While Carla watched my baby in 1973 and 1974.

Beverly Vinson

Posted at 03:01pm
We are so sorry. We are praying for your whole family. What a blessing to the world Bill was and will continue to be through the everlasting ways he allowed Christ to use him. How lucky I am to have had him marry John and I. Thank you Bill and Karen for your friendship and encouragement to our Thumme and Vinson families. We love you.
Beverly (Thumme) and John Vinson

Abmael Filho

Posted at 08:46pm
O Bill Mills marcou de maneira profunda a nossa Igreja, a Primeira Igreja Batista de Atibaia. Suas vindas à nossa cidade para ministrar em nossa Igreja trouxe muita edificação. Tivemos o privilégio de publicar 3 de seus livros. E com a amizade do Bill Mills e o Pr. Antonio Mendes surgiu o Pregue a Palavra que tem abençoado centenas de pastores em nosso país.

Robert Schaafsma

Posted at 10:35am
Thank you God for bringing Bill into our lives, what a gift it has been. We met Bill at a Joni & Friends Family Retreat in Indiana in the early 1990's. We huddled in a meeting room that first night due to a tornado warning, and the wind of the Holy Spirit has been blowing through the caverns of our hearts since. Bill was the ultimate encourager, helping use press on with what God gives us in this life. His compassion for those with disabilities, and his kind and gentle spirit are the testament of Jesus life in him. I am sorry we didn't get a trip in to Russia together, but we will have many other adventures together in a far more glorious place!
Nancy, Bob, and Jordan (Buddy) Schaafsma

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