Zachary Tims

Zachery Tims was found dead on the floor of a room in New York City’s W Hotel in Times Square on Aug. 12, 2011. News reports indicate Tims, who died at the age of 42, had a plastic bag filled with white powder in his pocket, leading many to believe his death was associated with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Zachary Tim’s New Destiny Christian Center  announced that the pastor’s replacement would be appointed New Year’s Eve. As the church eagerly awaits to confirm a new leader, one leader selected to help the church find Tims’ replacement is speaking out against the process. Read: Rev. Zachary Tims Mother Challenges Release of Toxicology Report The Bishop’s […]

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 WSJ.com. 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 […]