Seaward, known for his belief in the power of miracles in missions, once said in a 2016 G12 Asia interview that miracles "really changed the whole paradigm of missions for us here in Singapore."
Pastors and ministry leaders worldwide took to social media to express their condolences. "Heart breaking to hear of the passing of Pastor Rick Seaward last night in Brazil," Rob Hoskins, founder of One Hope, said of pastor Seaward on Facebook. "Our prayers go out to the entire Seaward family and the Victory Family in Singapore and around the world."
Seaward's vision for Singapore was that it would be an "Antioch of Antiochs," and that its mission was "to plant churches, that will plant churches, that will plant churches."