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Myles Munroe, OBE (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.[1]

Myles Munroe
Born(1954-04-20)20 April 1954
Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Died9 November 2014(2014-11-09) (aged 60)
Grand Bahama, Bahamas
OccupationInternational Bestselling Author, Lecturer, Teacher, Leadership Mentor, Life Coach, Business & Government Consultant.
GenreInspirational / Motivational Speaker
Website
bfmmm.com

Munroe died with his wife and 8 others in a private plane crash on 9 November 2014 en route to his leadership conference.

BiographyEdit

Early life and educationEdit

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[2][3] and a Master’s degree in administration from the University of Tulsa in 1980.[citation needed] Munroe was also the recipient of honorary doctoral degrees from various schools of higher education[4] and served as an adjunct professor of the Graduate School of Theology at ORU.[citation needed] He wrote a number of books.

Personal lifeEdit

His wife, Ruth Munroe, served as co-pastor with him at BFMI. They got married in 1978. Together, the couple had two children, Myles, Jr. (known as Chairo), and a daughter, Charisa.[5]

Christian ministryEdit

Following his graduation from the University of Tulsa, Munroe founded Bahamas Faith Ministries International in the early 1980s.[3]

DeathEdit

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.[6][7]

Awards and honoursEdit

  • 1998: OBE for "services to religion".[8]
  • 1998: Bahamian "Silver Jubilee Award" for service to the Bahamas in the area of "spiritual, social and religious development".[9]
  • 2004: "Alumnus of the Year", Oral Roberts University.[10]

BibliographyEdit

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.[11]

  • "Understanding the Purpose and Power of Men"
  • "Understanding the Purpose and Power of Woman"
  • "The Most Important Person on Earth"
  • "Purpose and Power of Love and Marriage"
  • "The Fatherhood Principle"
  • "Myles Munroe on Relationship"
  • "The Burden of Freedom"
  • "Waiting and Dating"
  • "Kingdom Parenting"
  • "God's Big Idea"
  • "Rediscovering the Kingdom"
  • "Kingdom Principles: Preparing for Kingdom Experience and Expansion"
  • "Applying the Kingdom: Rediscovering the Priority of God for Mankind"
  • "Understanding the Purpose and Power of Prayer"
  • "Rediscovering Faith"
  • "Purpose and Power of Praise and Worship"
  • "Rediscovering Kingdom Worship"
  • "Understanding Your Potential"
  • "Uncover Your Potential: You are More than You Realize"
  • "Releasing Your Potential: Exposing the Hidden You"
  • "Maximizing Your Potential"
  • "The Pursuit of Purpose"
  • "Unleash Your Purpose"
  • "Becoming a Leader"
  • "The Spirit of Leadership"
  • "The Principles and Power of Vision"
  • "Principles and Benefits of Change"
  • "In Charge"
  • "Overcoming Crisis"
  • "The Glory of Living: Keys to Releasing Your Personal Glory"
  • "Purpose And Power Of Authority"
  • "Power Of Character In Leadership: How Values, Morals, Ethics, and Principles Affect Leaders"
  • "Kingdom Citizenship"
  • "Passing It On"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Purpose Driven Life of Myles Munroe", Oral Roberts University alumnus of the year, 2004 Archived 2006-09-02 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ ABC.com, Pastor Myles Munroe Remembered for Lessons of Leadership, Faith; by Dan Good via Good Morning America; Nov 10, 2014, 8:08 AM ET
  3. ^ a b Fox News, Monday 10 November 2014, "Ministry of prominent Bahamas pastor to continue after fatal plane crash"
  4. ^ http://www.oru.edu/news/oru_news/20150212_Myles_Munroe.php
  5. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2014/11/10/the-death-of-prominent-pastor-myles-munroe-leaves-behind-a-ministry-struggling-to-cope/
  6. ^ Farai Gundan (9 November 2014). "[UPDATED]: Internationally Renowned Preacher And Transformational Leader, Dr. Myles Munroe Killed In Bahamas Plane Crash". Forbes.
  7. ^ "Myles Munroe said to be among the 9 killed in plane crash". Alabama Media Group. Retrieved 2014-11-09.
  8. ^ "No. 55158". The London Gazette (4th supplement). 12 June 1998. p. 1.
  9. ^ "Famous preacher among those killed in Bahamas plane crash | Fox News Latino". latino.foxnews.com. 10 November 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  10. ^ "Previous Winners - Alumnus of the Year - Oral Roberts University". oru.edu. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  11. ^ Amazon.com search on author Myles Munroe

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