Christian Leaders Shocked, Saddened by Munroe Death
Myles Munroe was killed on Sunday, Nov. 9, when his private jet struck a construction crane and crashed during its approach to the Grand Bahama International Airport. As Charisma News previously reported, the crash killed nine people on board, including Munroe's wife, Ruth, and his Bahamas Faith Ministries deputy, Richard Pinder, along with another pastor and his family were victims. Munroe was senior pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International Fellowship. He was an internationally renowned bestselling author, lecturer, teacher, life coach, government consultant, and leadership mentor. He has traveled around the world training leaders in business, government, education, sports, media, and religion. The multi-gifted motivational speaker served as a business consultant to governments, Fortune 500 companies and corporations, addressing critical issues that affect every aspect of human, professional, leadership, social, and spiritual development. ORU President Billy Wilson was saddened to hear of Munroe's passing and called an outstanding alumnus of Oral Roberts University ORU. "His work in extending Christ's Kingdom in our generation was exemplary and world changing. He was a servant to the university as both a member of the Board of Regents and, most recently, on the Board of Reference," Wilson says. "Over the years, Myles was a much beloved chapel speaker and contributor to our university community. Rev. Munroe also served as co-chair of the Empowered21 Caribbean cabinet and a member of the Empowered21 Global Council. His energy and enthusiasm for imparting Spirit Empowered Christianity to new generations was contagious." Munroe represented his country as the youngest recipient of the Queen's Birthday Honors of the Order of The British Empire (OBE) Award 1998 bestowed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth of England, for his spiritual and social contributions to the national development of the Bahamas. He was also honored by the government of the Bahamas with the Silver Jubilee Award (SJA) for providing 25 years of outstanding service to the Bahamas in the category of spiritual, social and religious development. "Myles Munroe breathed, lived and died expanding the kingdom of God," says Samuel Rodriguez, president of the NHCLC/CONELA. "His passion for Christ made him a true ambassador of grace and righteousness. My prayers accompany his family, church and all the people of the Bahamas." On a personal note, ORU's Wilson says he was able to be with Munroe numerous times over the years. Whether in a leadership gathering with those in highest authority or in Bahamas as a caring shepherd in a community of believers, he says Munroe was always the same—upbeat, positive, loving, full of faith and searching for anyway possible to make Jesus known in our generation. "His loss will be felt around the world as well as in our hearts here at ORU," Wilson says. "Our prayers are now extended to his family and the congregation of Bahamas Faith Ministries International." Many leaders are tweeting condolences and remembrances of Munroe: Harry R. Jackson tweeted: Good Morning America. Let us pause and pray for the #MylesMunroe family today. GOD TV tweeted: "We honor the life of #MylesMunroe – a great leader and humble servant whose example will continue to inspire. Smokie Norful tweeted: "Prayer for the world that will miss him. #MylesMunroe Ron Carpenter tweeted: "I am absolutely devastated and heartbroken. #mylesmunroe The Munroes are survived by Charisa and Chairo. Please continue praying for the family and his church and all those who loved him.