Nassau, Bahamas. On behalf of the Board of Governors
and the entire Bahamas Faith Ministries Family we wish to extend our gratitude
for the tremendous outpouring of love and support by the many persons who have
offered condolences and prayers.
Among those confirmed to have passed
away in yesterday’s tragic plane crash were Founder & President of Bahamas
Faith Ministries International Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife Pastor Ruth
Munroe, Senior Vice-President Dr. Richard Pinder, Newly installed Youth Pastors
Lavard and Radel Parks and their son Johannan, Pilots Stanley Thurston and
Farkhan Cooper and one additional passenger.
Words cannot express our profound
sense of loss for all of the team members on this tragic flight. Dr. Munroe was
our visionary, our founder, our mentor, advisor, father figure and friend. He
was a global leader and icon and was respected worldwide. His wife Ruth was a
faithful companion and constant support for Dr. Munroe and was equally beloved.
Dr. Richard Pinder was the embodiment
of a true Pastor who loved people, was faithful in service and gave his best to
all. Pastor Rich as he was affectionally called was truly the glue that kept
our ministry together. His warm smile and personal pastoral care was truly a
comfort and a blessing to so many of our members throughout the years of our
Pastors Lavard & Radel Parks were
recently installed as Youth Pastors of the Youth Ministry having both being
officially ordained and installed as the church’s second full time Youth
Pastors on Easter Sunday April 20th 2014. Both were products of both
Dr. Munroe and Dr. Pinders' leadership and were personally mentored by Dr.Dave
& Pastor Angie Burrows.
Our pilots included Senior Officer Stanley
Thurston who was an experienced pilot and served for many years as Pastor
Myles’s personal pilot. Also on board was Co-Pilot Frakhan Cooper who was also
a faithful member of our aviation team. Both gave excellent service.
Dr. Munroe taught us to have faith and
to pursue purpose and advance the Kingdom Principles of Jesus Christ here on
earth. He also taught us to be leaders. As a Church body and organization we
will move forward as Dr. Munroe would have wanted us to. We recognize that
there will be challenges but we have full confidence that God will see us
through and we intend to make our founding leaders proud.
We ask for your continued prayers and
support. We will issue further details on plans for home going services and
other matters relating to the future of Bahamas Faith Ministries in due course.