Dick Woodward helped found and pastor both the Virginia Beach Community Chapel, where he served 23 years, and the Williamsburg Community Chapel, where he served 34 years, his last 17 years as Pastor Emeritus. His relationship with Dois Rosser, the founder of International Cooperating Ministries, made it possible for Dick to realize his dream of “The Whole Word for the Whole World.” His Mini Bible College program has been translated into more than 33 strategic languages and is used around the world to nurture believers and assist in church growth. MBC is a survey, book, and topical study of the Bible that teaches practical and devotional applications of every book of the Bible to our lives.
In 1980 Dick was diagnosed with a degenerative disease of the spinal cord that left him a quadriplegic. In spite of this disease he preached from his wheelchair until 1997, then remained active in his later years as a bedfast quadriplegic in small groups, mentoring, and writing Bible study materials until his death at the age of 83 in March of 2014. He often said, “The less I can do, the more the Lord does.”
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