It was very sad to hear the death of one of the best inspirational speakers,Myles Munroe. Myles Munroe lived a large life of purpose with his main aim targeted at making the life of others better through his skill of writing.
We look at his life and how he met his death while on a plane to Bahamas.
Myles Munroe was born in Nassau, Bahamas in 1954 and had been a lifetime resident of the Bahamas. He has degrees in fine arts, education and theology from Oral Roberts University (1978), a Master’s degree in administration from the University of Tulsa (1980), and he has been awarded a number of honorary doctoral degrees. He also served as an adjunct professor of the Graduate School of Theology at Oral Roberts University. His wife, Ruth Munroe was copastor with him at BFMI. He had a son Chairo (Myles Jr.) and daughter Charisa and said that his family is his greatest responsibility and his marriage his most sacred trust.
Dr. Munroe was a pastor, teacher, administrator, author, a father, a husband and motivational speaker. He travelled throughout the world as a speaker addressing governments leaders, businesses, schools/universities and church congregations. He personally addressed over 500,000 people each year on personal and professional development, and he received hundreds of invitations every year to speak worldwide. Dr. Munroe has appeared on Benny Hinn’s This Is Your Day program, where he spoke about the Kingdom of God.
Dr. Munroe placed an emphasis on the Kingdom of God and believed that the whole Bible, along with the message of Jesus, revolves around the kingdom and not a religion. He said, “My vision, is wrapped up in one statement: I exist to transform followers into leaders. My philosophy is, trapped in every follower is a leader. My belief is, if that person is placed in the right environment, the leader will manifest himself or herself.”
Myles Munroe was the author or coauthor of over 100 books, study guides, and audio tapes currently in print, and he is a contributing writer for various Bible editions, journals, magazines, and newsletters, such as The Believer’s Topical Bible, The African Cultural Heritage Topical Bible, Charisma Life Christian Magazine, and Ministries Today.
In 1998, Dr. Munroe was awarded the Silver Jubilee Award for providing 25 years of outstanding service to the Bahamas in the category of Faith.
Also that year, Myles Munroe was named to the Queen’s Birthday Honours 1998, OBE.
In 2004, he was named the Oral Roberts University Alumnus of the year and received an honorary doctorate from them.
Myles Munroe died November 9, 2014 in a plane crash in Grand Bahama Ship Yard, Bahamas. His plane flew low and was mangled in a crane. He, his wife, daughter and six others died in the crash
His works cover Christian interpretations of the Kingdom of God as well as guidance on love, sex, family relationships, and finances. His works are available in English, Spanishand Portuguese.His most popular works include:
- 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 Woman
- Understanding the Purpose and Power of Men
- God’s Big Idea
- Overcoming The Crisis
- Principles and Benefits of Change
- Releasing Your Potential