Dr. Myles Munroe, 60, internationally known author, lecturer, teacher, life coach, government consultant and leadership mentor, has been killed in a jet crash while it made a landing approach near Grand Bahama International Airport Sunday, November 9. The plane was arriving in Munroe’s native Bahamas for The Global Leadership Forum, which he had organized. The crash killed everyone aboard the Lear 36 executive jet, including Munroe’s wife Ruth and the vice president of Munroe’s global ministry, Richard Pinder.
Author of nearly 40 books, Munroe is also the founder and president of Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI), a network of ministries headquartered in Nassau, Bahamas. Additionally, he serves as senior pastor of BFM International Fellowship, one of the largest churches in the Bahamas.
The Global Leadership Forum will continue this week, according to Munroe’s organization. “On behalf of Myles Munroe International and ITWLA. We would like to inform you that the Global Leadership Forum will continue,” Myles Munroe International posted on its Facebook page. “This is what Dr. Munroe would have wanted.”
“He was indisputably one of the most globally recognizable religious figures our nation has ever produced. His fame as an ambassador for the Christian ministry preceded him wherever in the world he traveled, whether in the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe or Africa. He was a towering force who earned the respect and admiration not only of Christian adherents but of secular leaders both here at home and around the world,” Christie said in a statement.
According to ABC News, Munroe discussed the human lifespan and making the most of one’s life during a presentation in 2003:
“The value of life is not in its duration, but in its donation. You are not important because of how long you live, you are important because of how effective you live. And most people are concerned about growing old rather than being effective,” he said. “The people who have impacted the world didn’t live long. Martin Luther King. John F. Kennedy. These people who impact the world were not old people, but they lived so effectively that we cannot erase them from history.”