Myles Munroe, OBE, (20 April 1954 – 9 November 2014) was a Bahamian evangelical christian evangelist and ordained pentecostal minister 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 7 others in a private plane crash on 9 November 2014.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Born Myles Egbert Munroe in 1954 in Nassau, Bahamas, Munroe grew up poor in a family of eleven children. Raised in the Nassau suburb of Bain Town, he was a life-long 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.
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.
Christian ministry Following his graduation from the University of Tulsa, Munroe founded Bahamas Faith Ministries International in the early 1980s.
Munroe and his wife were reportedly killed 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. He died at the age of 60.
AWARDS AND HONOURS
1998: OBE for “services to religion”.
1998: Bahamian “Silver Jubilee Award” for service to the Bahamas in the area of “spiritual, social and religious development”.
2004: “Alumnus of the Year”, Oral Roberts University amongst others
Munroe was the author and coauthor of numerous books and Biblical-related study guides as well as a featured speaker on motivational and Bible-study recordings. In addition, he was a contributing editor for various Bible editions including The Believer’s Topical Bible, The African Cultural Heritage Topical Bible, and was a contributing writer for Charisma Life Christian Magazine, and Ministries Today.
Myles Munroe on Relationship
Pass it On Kingdom Principles: Preparing for Kingdom Experience and Expansion
Rediscovering the Kingdom
The Most Important Person on Earth
Understanding Your Potential
Waiting and Dating
The Spirit of Leadership
The Principles and Power of Vision
Understanding the Purpose and Power of Prayer
Understanding the Purpose and Power of Women
Understanding the Purpose and Power of Men
God’s Big Idea
Overcoming The Crisis
Principles and Benefits of Change
Releasing Your Potential
Purpose and Power of Love and Marriage