Dr. Myles Munroe, Wife Killed in Plane Crash
Bahamas Aviation investigators are searching for the cause of the deadly plane crash that killed prominent Pastor Myles Munroe, his wife Ruth, and seven others.
The crash happened Sunday afternoon as people were gathering in Grand Bahama for his ministry's Global Leadership Forum.
Aviation experts say the Lear 36 executive jet had departed from Nassau, the capital of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and crashed about 5 p.m. while attempting to land at the Bahamas International Airport. The jet exploded when it collided with a shipyard crane on its approach, local news outlets reported.
Painful sobs could be heard when church leaders broke the news Sunday to participants at the leadership summit.
Dr. Munroe was the senior pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International Fellowship. He was also a best-selling author, an internationally renowned preacher, and a frequent guest on CBN's The 700 Club.
"Bahamas is where God lives and He visits America often," he once joked on The 700 Club.
Munroe and his wife, Ruth, had two children. Their Global Leadership conference was scheduled to begin Monday.
"On behalf of Myles Munroe International and ITWLA, we would like to inform you that the Global Leadership Forum will continue," a post on his ministry Facebook page read. "The Forum will be for two and a half days (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning). This is what Dr. Munroe would have wanted. Please keep his family and the ministry in prayers."