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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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

Americo Saavedra

Posted at 06:04am
To Bill, our dearest friend and partner in sharing God’s Good News to the world:

-- Your leadership often challenged us to serve with excellence no matter the cost—and you modeled it with humility and compassion.
-- Your skillful handling of the Word and your total dependence on the Spirit of God set the tone at teaching time—no one could deny the fact that it was God’s Word, and God’s Word alone, that you faithfully proclaimed.
-- Your vision and passion to see people get hold of simple truths about life, ministry, family, and issues facing our culture was the mark of your pastoral heart—it was contagious indeed!
-- Your courageous determination to venture into new cultures was indeed remarkable—not afraid to navigate into the complicated nuances of the unfamiliar.
-- Your influence on the missionary community and the thousands and thousands of national pastors will be felt for generations to come—you encouraged us to remain faithful to our call and pursue after God’s own heart.
-- Your carefully crafted messages, whether oral or printed, often made us whisper: “God, you’re amazing!”
-- Your zeal to see the global church believing, trusting, loving, and serving God echoed powerfully throughout your ministry—what a legacy! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Americo and Kathy Saavedra

Ho See Peng and Josephine

Posted at 09:07am
"Rev. William E. "Bill" Mills" will remain in our hearts forever.
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