World renowned pastor and motivational speaker Dr. Myles Munroe is spreading his wisdom in Africa this week.
The much admired Dr. Munroe is in South Africa.
He was born April 20, 1954, in Nassau, Bahamas and is currently in South Africa. He is also a teacher, administrator and author.
Speaking at The New Age Business Briefing this week, which was broadcasted by the South African Broadcasting Corporation 2, SABC 2, he said, “Politicians think of winning the next election. Leaders think of the next generation. Don’t confuse power with leadership.
Dr. Munroe praised Nelson Mandela’s leadership qualities, saying they can address some of the problems bedeviling humanity in Africa, the Middle East and other parts of the world.
He continued, “True leaders never seek positions. They seek to put others in positions. They are born out of conviction and they don’t live for themselves but for others. True leaders have true vision that protect the future of humanity,’ said Munroe.
Along side Dr. Munroe was South Africa’s Minister of Energy, Tina Joemat-Petterson, the two were speaking on the topic, ‘Nurturing Leaderships and Inspiring Change’, at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
Dr. Munroe also noted that much of the problems bedeviling the world today were caused, among other things, by a lack of leadership.
“After the Second World War, leaders created countries through a pencil on a map. Africa is the product of this. They forgot that this was a much more complicated issue. That is also what we’re seeing in the Middle East.”
Dr. Munroe added that the second problem in the world was religion. ‘All major religions in the world have a history of violence.”
“Any religions that devalues humans cannot claim to represent God. We need to move away from religious zeal,” declared Munroe.
Meanwhile, Joemat-Petterson who was with Munroe at the SABC 2/The New Age Business Briefing agreed that moral values in South Africa have never been espoused by politicians. She also critised the abdication of responsibilities by families.
“Once the family abdicates that responsibility to the government, then we have a huge gap in leadership, added Joemat-Petterson.
Dr. Munroe is also the president and founder of the Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) and Myles Munroe International (MMI), a Christian growth and resource center that includes leadership training institutes, a missions agency, a publishing company, a television network, radio and Web communications, and a church community.
He is chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the International Third World Leaders Association (ITWLA) and president of the International Leadership Training Institute. He is the author of 23 books and is a motivational speaker.
Myles Munroe has been a lifetime resident of the Bahamas.
He has degrees in fine arts, education and theology from Oral Roberts University (1978), a Master’s degree in administration from the University of Tulsa (1980), and he has been awarded a number of honorary doctoral degrees. He has also served as an adjunct professor of the Graduate School of Theology at Oral Roberts University. His wife, Ruth Munroe is copastor with him at BFMI. They have a son Chairo (Myles Jr.) and daughter Charisa. Dr. Munroe says that his family is his greatest responsibility and his marriage his most sacred trust.
He travels throughout the world as a speaker addressing government leaders, businesses, schools/universities and church congregations. He personally addresses over 500,000 people each year on personal and professional development, and he receives hundreds of invitations every year to speak worldwide.
Dr. Munroe has appeared on Benny Hinn’s This Is Your Day program, where he spoke about the Kingdom of God.
He places an emphasis on the Kingdom of God and believes that the whole Bible, along with the message of Jesus, revolved around the kingdom and not a religion.
Dr. Munroe has said, “My vision, is wrapped up in one statement: I exist to transform followers into leaders. My philosophy is, trapped in every follower is a leader. My belief is, if that person is placed in the right environment, the leader will manifest himself or herself.”
Myles Munroe is the author or coauthor of over 100 books, study guides, and audio tapes currently in print, and he is a contributing writer for various Bible editions, journals, magazines, and newsletters, such as The Believer’s Topical Bible, The African Cultural Heritage Topical Bible, Charisma Life Christian Magazine, and Ministries Today.
His works cover Christian interpretations of the Kingdom of God as well as guidance on love, sex, family relationships, and finances. His works are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese, among others
His most popular works include, Myles Munroe on Relationship, Pass it On, Kingdom Principles: Preparing for Kingdom Experience and Expansion, Rediscovering the Kingdom, The Most Important Person on Earth, Understanding Your Potential, Waiting and Dating, The Spirit of Leadership, The Principles and Power of Vision, Understanding the Purpose and Power of Prayer, Understanding the Purpose and Power of Woman, Understanding the Purpose and Power of Men, God’s Big Idea, Overcoming The Crisis, Principles and Benefits of Change, Releasing Your Potential.
His awards include, in 1998, Dr. Munroe was awarded the Silver Jubilee Award for providing 25 years of outstanding service to the Bahamas in the category of Faith.
Also that year, Myles Munroe was named to the Queen’s Birthday Honours 1998, OBE.
In 2004, he was named the Oral Roberts University Alumnus of the year and received an honorary doctorate from them.
In 2012, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his contribution to leadership development in Peru and other emerging Latin American nations.
His other talks took place on August 28 & 29 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. For more information on Dr. Munroe’s activities visit www.mylesmunroeinternational.com