Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a press statement by Bahamas Faith Ministries:
The Board of
Governors of Bahamas Faith Ministries International along with the families of
Dr. Myles and Pastor Ruth Munroe and Dr. Richard Pinder would like to announce
the following dates for Home Going and Memorial Services.
The Home Going
Service for Dr. Richard Pinder will be held on Tuesday, December 2nd
2014, at Bahamas Faith Ministries International Diplomat Center located on Carmichael
Road in Nassau, Bahamas.
December 3rd 2014, the Life & Contributions of Dr. Myles and
Pastor Ruth Munroe will be celebrated during a National Memorial Service of
Thanksgiving & Praise. We anticipate hosting this event at one of our major
national facilities that will announced as soon as all official confirmations
have been realized.
The official Funeral
or Home Going Service for Dr. Myles and Pastor Ruth Munroe will be held on
Thursday, December 4th 2014, at Bahamas Faith Ministries International
Diplomat Center located on Carmichael Road in Nassau, Bahamas.
We would like to take
this opportunity to thank the Prime Minister, the Rt.Honorable Perry
G.Christie, his Cabinet as well as members of the Government for their
condolences, words of kindness and support to date. We are in communication
with the Government and other relevant stake holders as we continue to fine
tune our plans.
We intend to
announce shortly a number of additional events leading up to the Home Going
& Memorial Celebrations for Dr. Myles and Pastor Ruth Munroe and Dr.
Richard Pinder. At that time we will also announce the service time for each
We are however
pleased announce that several organizations and churches from around the world
have already planned and announced Services of Thanksgiving & Celebration
in honor Dr. Myles and his wife Pastor Ruth Munroe. Thanksgiving Services are confirmed to be held
in several countries including Africa, Canada, Europe, Papua New Guinea, Barbados,
several Latin American countries and at various churches throughout United
Stated of America. We are awaiting final confirmations from additional
The Board of
Governors with the blessing of the family is also pleased to announce that a Special
Memorial Organizing and Planning Committee has been commissioned to assist the
family and the board with the planning and organization of the official Home
Going and Memorial Celebration Services.
Memorial Organizing Committee will be Chaired by Veteran Broadcaster, Business
Executive & President of the CEO Network Deborah Bartlett who also serves
as one of our Pastors at Bahamas Faith Ministries. Media Executive, Radio
Personality and CEO of Harris Media Group Kevin Harris have been selected to
serve as Deputy Chairman and Pastor Jay Mullings who is one of the five
founding fathers of Bahamas Faith Ministries International will serve as
We have literally
been flooded with calls and well wishes from all over the world. We have also recived
a number of phone calls from several Head of States including Presidents of
Countries, Prime Ministers as well as well known Pastors, Singers, Actors and
Dignitaries expressing their sympathies and who have all indicated a commitment
Organizing Committee has already established a Command Center here at Bahamas
Faith Ministries where all calls, emails and request for information regarding
Home Going and Memorial Services can be addressed. The direct phone contact to
the Command Center is 242-461-6429.
We intend to once
again release additional information regarding all services within the next few
On behalf of the Family
of Dr. Myles and Pastor Ruth Munroe and Dr. Richard Pinder, we would once again
like to thank the Bahamian people as well as people from around the world for
their expressions of love, well wishes and support. It truly means a lot to us.
The nine passengers aboard the plane belonging to Dr. Myles Munroe were heading to Grand
Bahama for the Global Leadership Forum scheduled for November 10th through 13th to be hosted by Myles Munroe, the leader of Bahamas Faith
Ministries International, which did take place despite the tragedy.
Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Hon. Perry Christie said in a press statement, "
is utterly impossible to measure the magnitude of Dr. Munroe's loss to
The Bahamas and to the world. He was indisputably one of the most
globally recognizable religious figures our nation has ever produced.
Munroe was a man of immense charisma and persuasive appeal. He was regarded by a great many persons as the Conscience of
The Nation. Certainly, he was among the most defining and influential
spiritual leaders of the modern Bahamas and, I daresay, of the wider
world of Christian evangelism as well."
Bahamas Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe said, "
Dr. Munroe was a global leader, a pillar of strength and inspiration for
many and a pioneer of religious tourism in the Bahamas. Dr. Munroe also
acted as an ambassador for The Bahamas, taking his Ministry to
thousands and participated in numerous foundations and conclaves around
Bahamas Faith Ministries Pastor Dave
Burrows said in a press statement, "We thank all Bahamians, and those
who have called from the international community, for your prayers and
expressions of comfort..."
(Video) Myles Munroe's Family Issues Statement at Grand Bahama Press Conference
Dr. Myles Munroe was an internationally
renowned bestselling author, lecturer, teacher, life coach, government
consultant, and leadership mentor. He had travelled around the world
training leaders in business, government, education, sports, media, and
This multi-gifted motivational speaker served as a business
consultant to governments, Fortune 500 companies and corporations,
addressing critical issues that affect every aspect of human,
professional, leadership, social, and spiritual development.
Dr. Munroe represented his country as the youngest recipient of the
Queen's Birthday Honors of the Order of The British Empire (OBE) Award
1998 bestowed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth of England, for his
spiritual and social contributions to the national development of the
Bahamas. He had also been honoured by the government of the Bahamas with
the Silver Jubilee Award (SJA) for providing twenty-five years of
outstanding service to the Bahamas in the category of spiritual, social
and religious development.
Pas. Myles was the senior pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries
International Fellowship, where his wife, Ruth Ann, serves as co-senior
pastor. He was a proud parent of Charisa and Chairo (Myles Jr.). He was 60 years old.