Ruth Munroe was the wife of the popular pastor, Dr. Myles Munroe. She was an influential female leader and a well-known business and family life teacher even in several countries outside the Bahamas.
Ruth Ann Munroe was a mother and wife who traveled the world with her husband, Dr. Myles Munroe, educating leaders to have the greatest impact on their countries. Being over 30 years in marriage (precisely 35 years on the year of their death), they had two kids together and were married till they both died together in a plane crash.
Dr. Myles Munroe had said in one of his teachings 5 years before their death that he loved his wife so much that they would die together, and it happened exactly so.
Ruth Munroe had a special interest in pastors’ wives all around the world, and in line with the ministry and teachings of her husband, she was strong on seeing that women find their unique calling while serving alongside their husbands in ministry.
Asides from pastor’s wives, Ruth Munroe passionately and dedicatedly taught all married couples in helping them reclaim their relationships’ harmony and romance in marriage. Dr. Myles Munroe once said in his sermon how his wife usually puts on colored lighting and stimulating scents in their bedroom that always made him want to go home.
Ruth Munroe, alongside her husband, served as a pastor at Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI). They were known to attend every ministerial invitation together. Dr. Myles Munroe usually declined speaking engagements that didn’t make provision for his wife.
Ruth Munroe was best known for co-founding Munroe Global, a training institute that still powers the publication and release of video audio and written teaching of Dr. Myles and Ruth Munroe to date. They also co-founded The Myles and Ruth Munroe Foundation (MRMF).
In line with her teaching that women should commit to their unique callings while serving with their husbands, Pastor Ruth, as she was popularly known, founded and presided over The Women of Excellence at Bahamas Faith Ministries International, and through that platform, she taught with so much candor, virtue, and love, despite her quiet demeanor.
Women of Excellence’s mission was to reach out to women all over the world and help them develop moral and spiritual character through the gospel of the Kingdom of God.
The Munroe couple were authorities on the subject of leadership. During her lifetime, Pastor Ruth was selected as one of the world’s leading women for the advancement of women in leadership while her husband was invited by presidents and prime ministers of several countries for leadership counsel and wrote several books on leadership.
This is of little wonder since Myles Munroe continued to emphasize that he was sent to transform followers into leaders and leaders into agents of change.
Although Ruth Munroe didn’t publish any book, she taught severally both in BFMI and her several foundations. There are several videos on the YouTube channel of Munroe Global where Ruth Munroe taught on the role of mothers in the home, coping with family crises, women’s influence in today’s society, and measures to save future generations.
It is popularly said among those who met her that she had a great heart, full of compassion and love for everyone she met, despite her diminutive stature. She was indeed a model woman who led by example while carrying out her duties as a queenly woman alongside her kingly husband as she used to express it.
Ruth Munroe Death
On November 9, 2014, Ruth Munroe and her husband died in a private jet crash as they approached the airport. Officials from the Bahamas said their plane collided with a crane at a shipyard near Grand Bahamas International Airport.
Munroe and the other passengers were on their way to a meeting in Freeport, Grand Bahama. With nine persons on board, the Lear 36 executive jet departed the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau, the Bahamas for the Grand Bahama International Airport, a privately owned international airport in Freeport, Bahamas. On December 4, 2014, their funeral was held at the Bahamas Faith Ministries International Diplomat Centre.
However, as her husband will say, the greatest tragedy on earth is not death but living a life without purpose. Ruth Munroe lived a life of purpose, and although she is no more, her works and legacy still live on with that of her husband Dr. Myles Munroe. Many people continue to discover themselves and the Kingdom through their legacies and their impact continues to reach nations it didn’t reach during their lifetimes.
Fun Facts About Ruth Munroe
- She was very strong on the continuity of romance in marriage
- She followed her husband to every ministerial meeting/invitation
- She knew she would die with her husband because he said it 5 years earlier
- She was an advocate that women find and commit to their personal and unique calling/ ministry.
- She co-founded Women of Excellence, Munroe Global, and Myles and Ruth Munroe Foundation
- Ruth Munroe and Myles Munroe were age mates; they were both born in 1954. Myles was born in April and Ruth in August. They both died at the age of 60 in 2014.
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