(20 April 1954 – 9 November 2014) was a
Bahamian evangelist and ordained minister avid professor of the Kingdom of
God, author, speaker and leadership consultant who founded and led the
Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) and Myles Munroe
International (MMI). He was chief executive officer and chairman of the
board of the International Third World Leaders Association and president
of the International Leadership Training Institute as well as the author
of numerous books.
Munroe died with his
wife and 8 others in a private plane crash on 9 November 2014 en route to
his leadership conference.
Born Myles Egbert Munroe in 1954 in Nassau,
Bahamas, Munroe grew up poor in a family of eleven children. Raised in the
Nassau constituency of Bain Town, he was a lifelong resident of the
Commonwealth. Munroe became a Christian during his teenage years, later
attending Oral Roberts University (ORU) where he received his Bachelor of
Fine Arts, Education, and Theology in 1978 and a Master’s degree in
administration from the University of Tulsa in 1980. Munroe
was also the recipient of honorary doctoral degrees from various schools of
higher education and served as an adjunct professor of the Graduate School
of Theology at ORU. He has written a number of books.
His wife, Ruth Munroe, served as
co-pastor with him at BFMI. Together, the couple had two children, Myles,
Jr. (known as Chairo), and a daughter, Charisa.
Following his graduation from the University of Tulsa,
Munroe founded Bahamas Faith Ministries International in the early 1980s.
Munroe and his wife died in a private plane
crash during airport approach on 9 November 2014. Bahamian officials stated
their aircraft struck a crane at a ship yard near Grand Bahama International
Airport. Munroe and the other passengers were en route to Freeport, Grand
Bahama for a conference.
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