New Destiny Christian Center pastor Paula White paid tribute via video to her predecessor, Reverend Zachary Tims, this past week. Paula White was installed as senior pastor of the church in January, although some New Destiny members as well as Tims’ ex-wife, Riva Tims, who heads Majestic Life Ministries in Orlando, questioned White’s appointment. Riva […]

Sealed pending appeal. That’s the status of the cause of death of Zachery Tims, the Orlando, Fla.-area mega-church pastor who died in a Times Square hotel room last August. A New York State Appellate Court ruled on the case on Tuesday. Tims’ autopsy and toxicology reports have been completed since October, but Madeline Tims, mother […]

Pastor Riva Tims has decided to drop her lawsuit against the church she co-founded, New Destiny Christian Center. In a statement posted on her Facebook page, Tims admitted that, legally, she is not able to file the suit, because she previously “released my rights to file a complaint against NDCC.” Here is her statement: “After […]

Riva Tims, who founded New Destiny Christian Center in Florida with her then-husband, the late Pastor Zachary Tims, said recently she plans to file a lawsuit against the church. “The board has refused to meet with me,” Riva Tims said at a news conference. “They have refused to meet with me with in any capacity, […]

New Destiny Christian Center announces that the Rev. Paula White has been named its new senior pastor. White will assume her new role when she takes the pulpit to lead the church’s annual New Year’s Eve services on Saturday. “We celebrate the continuation of a vision, a vision launched back in 1996 with the founding […]

Late Monday afternoon, a judge ruled that the New York City medical examiner’s office can move forward with publicly releasing the cause and manner of death of Zachery Tims, the late pastor of New Destiny Christian Center (NDCC) in Apopka, Fla., and may do so in as little as two days. After hearing arguments on […]

Bishop T.D. Jakes, founder of The Potter’s House, a 30,000-member church in Dallas, offered a eulogy for Pastor Zachary Tims. Although the media was not allowed inside, the Orlando Sentinel reported that Jakes talked about how unhappy Tims was. “I thought I was the only one who knew how unhappy Zach was, how broken he […]

On the New Destiny Christian Center’s Facebook page, they often cited Matthew 7:1-2, which states “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” As we previously reported, Florida mega-church Pastor Zachery Tims was […]

A white powdery substance believed to be narcotics was discovered on the body of a megachurch pastor who was discovered dead in a Times Square hotel room, reports Pastor Zachery Tims of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, 42, was found dead at the W Hotel in Times Square Saturday. His cause of […]

Zachery Tims, senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center, one of the largest congregations in Central Florida, was found dead in a New York City hotel room on Friday, according to several news sources. New Destiny had a growing membership of more than 7,500 worshipers. And the congregation was very active in the community, longtime […]