Richard Dacus was born in Dill City, Oklahoma on July 17, 1923, being the son of Henry and Dora Dacus. He graduated from the Arapaho (Oklahoma) High School in 1942. He received his B.A. Degree from Abilene Christian' University (then College) in Abilene Texas.
Richard Dacus has served as regular minister for churches in Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, Wyoming and Estevan Saskatchewan. While in Estevan, he served as a board member and chairman of Western Christian College for a number of years. He also served as "Off-Campus President."
Evangelistic work has taken him to twelve states in the U.S.A. and three of the prairie provinces in Canada. He has been a team leader for "Campaigns for Christ" in seven states as well as Kingston, Jamaica. He has started new works for the church in several parts of U.S.A. and in South India.
Richard was married to Marie Koehn in 1946. They have three sons and three daughters. They now have 13 grandchildren.
Brother Dacus has served the church in Casper, Wyoming since January 1968, where he preached for 20 years. He has served as an elder in the congregation for 17 years. He continues to work as an evangelist in home Bible studies. He has made occasional trips to India since 1968, where he has taught Bible in two different schools. His last trip was in September 1993. He plans to continue to sow the seed of the Word as long as God blesses him with good health.