Pastor Myles Munroe, Wife and 7 Others Killed In A Plane Crash
On Sunday afternoon in Bahamas, Prominent Pastor Myles Munroe, his wife, Ruth and seven others died in a plane crash.
Authorities reported that the jet crash on the island of Grand Bahamas, killing all seven passengers and two pilots.
Head of youth ministries for Munroe's non-denominational Bahamas Faith Ministries International, Dave Burrows announced on Sunday night that Munroe's wife and the ministry's senior vice president and pastor, Richard Pinder, were among those killed in the crash.
According to NBC News, Burrows said the plane was heading to Freeport for the Global Leadership Forum, a gathering organized by Munroe's ministry, which was scheduled to run through Thursday. The ministry said the conference would go on in a shortened form because "this is what Dr. Munroe would have wanted."
Pastor Myles Munroe was the senior pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International Fellowship and Ruth served as co-pastor. Myles was internationally known as a minister and a motivational speaker.
Oral Roberts University, the private evangelical college in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Munroe attended seminary, named Munroe its outstanding alumnus in 2004. In a statement Sunday night, it said the university community was "heartbroken over the loss."
"His work in extending Christ's Kingdom in our generation was exemplary and world changing," said the university's president, Billy Wilson.
Andrew Young, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who often joined Munroe at Christian forums and gatherings, said in a statement through his charitable foundation that he was deeply saddened over "the tragic death of his friends Dr. Myles and Mrs. Ruth Munroe. He offers condolences to the Monroe family and the families of the other souls who lost their lives as a result of this shocking plane crash."