Updated Monday November 10th 2014
DR MYLES Munroe, pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International, and his wife Ruth, were among the nine persons on board a Lear 36 executive jet that went down in a “gruesome” crash in bad weather in Grand Bahama on Sunday evening November 9th 2014.
Dr. Monroe is survived by his two children, his son Myles “Chairo” Jr Monroe and his daughter, Charise Munroe.
Reports from the Bahama Tribune is that although police have not yet released the identities of the victims, church officials have confirmed that Dr. Richard Pinder, BFM’s Senior Vice President was also on board.
Pastor Lavard Parks, his wife Rudel Parks, both BFM youth ministers and their son Johonnan were also on the plane, according to a statement from Mr. Parks’ public relations team.
Dr. Myles Monroe, leader of the Bahamas Faith Ministries, internationally-known author, bible teacher, governmental consultant, leadership mentor and his wife Ruth, and seven others have been killed in a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Grand Bahamas, this according to multiple news reports.
The private plane, said to be a Lear 36 executive jet left the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) at 4:07 pm for the Grand Bahama International Airport, the Department of Civil Aviation reports. The vessel while making an approach landing at 5:10 pm reportedly struck a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard, exploding on impact and crashed into the ground near a junkyard area. The plane carried nine people.
According to news source, it is believed the group was heading to a conference hosted by Pastor Monroe scheduled for November 10th – 13th 2014 in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
EMB will bring an update on this story. Meanwhile, our thoughts and prayers are with his family. friends and ministry staff as we ask that God will comfort them in this their time of loss and bereavement.