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“Megachurch pastor dies of cocaine, heroin overdose according to autopsy”

Pastor Zachery Tims mysteriously died in his room at the W hotel in New York’s Times Square on August 12, 2011. The founder of the 7,000-member New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Fla. abused drugs in the past. Now the results of his autopsy were revealed and members have been made aware that he actually relapsed even though his mother wanted the results to remained sealed. He died from a cocaine and heroin overdose.


Tims was a divorced father of four. He and his ex-wife Riva founded New Destiny Christian Center in 1996. The church has 7,000 members who attend services in a $3.4 million, 34,000-square-foot building.

Tims often used his personal testimony as sermon topics and penned the book It’s Never Too Late: How a Teenage Criminal Found His Divine Destiny and Became a Successful Millionaire and Pastor of a Thriving Church.


RIP Pastor Zachery Tims.

Source: Rolling Out.

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