FREEPORT, Bahamas – This past weekend, following word that the Bahamas most well-known preacher had died in a plane crash, concerns were renewed surrounding the message he taught and left behind, including his assertion that “Jesus is not the gospel.”
Myles Monroe, 60, who led Faith Ministries International and Myles Monroe International in the Bahamas, passed away on Sunday when a private jet carrying him to a leadership conference struck a shipyard crane while approaching Grand Bahama International Airport. His wife Ruth, who served as “co-pastor,” and his daughter Charisa also lost their lives, along with six others on board. Only his son, Myles, Jr., remains as he was not aboard the flight.
Monroe had appeared with a number of popular speakers throughout his 3o-year tenure, including Benny Hinn, T.D. Jakes and Eddie Long. He also was a part of the Promise Keepers gatherings, which sought to help men to be better husbands and fathers. Monroe, an Oral Roberts University graduate, authored numerous self-help books including “Releasing Your Potential,” “Overcoming the Crisis,” “The Spirit of Leadership” and “Waiting and Dating.”
“He was indisputably one of the most globally recognizable religious figures our nation has ever produced,” said Bahamian Prime Minister Perry Christie in a statement following Monroe’s death. “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.”
Written by Heather Clark
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