Dead Pastor Had White Powder: Sources


Zachery Tims, 42, was the shepherd of a mega-church in central Florida. He was erect dead in his hotel room at the W Times Square.

A Florida mega-ecclesiastical body pastor found dead in a Times Square inn room had an envelope of hoary powder in his pocket and investigators are looking into whether it was a controlled groundwork.

NBC New York has learned that a glassine capsule of white powder was found in Zachery Tims’s as it should be pants pocket when he was discovered in his sweep at the W Hotel. The body of the 42-year-old churchman from Orlando was found Friday.

A spokeswoman as being the city medical examiner declined annotate except to say that toxicology and personal examination results are pending. An NYPD speaker also declined comment.

Tims founded the New Destiny Christian Center in 1996, that claims a membership of more than 8,000 the community.

Tims had turned to religion succeeding a troubled childhood that included remedy problems, according to his website.


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In his record, "It’s Never Too Late," he writes that he was convicted of attempted slay at age 14 and spent pair years in juvenile facilities. He overcame a put ~s into addiction and became a pastor for the cause that "God had a greater devise," his website says.

Two years ~ne, Tims divorced his wife of 15 years later than admitting to an affair with a stripper, Black Christian News reported in 2009.

Members of New Destiny Christian Center herd to the Apopka, Fla. church Sunday subsequent hearing news of the father of four’s exit.

"He was a great fortify," Shirley Jackson told the Orlando Sentinel in the same manner with she drove onto the church property.

Apopka Mayor John Land said Tims was a key member of the community.

"He’s going to exist missed," Land told the Sentinel. "I’m excessively sorry to hear that."