Monday, August 15, 2011

NYPD: Apopka Pastor Zachery Tims' Death Not Suspicious

The investigation continues on Monday into the death of the pastor of an Apopka mega church who was found dead in a New York City hotel room.

New York City police said 42-year-old Zachery Tims of Orlando was found dead on the floor of a room at the W Hotel in Times Square late Friday afternoon.According to the police department, Tims was found unresponsive on the floor in room number 3711 at approximately 6 p.m. NYPD said no foul play or criminal activity is suspected. Tims was in New York City for the weekend to speak at a church.Officials with the medical examiner's office said the family is in New York, and they're coordinating a time with them to identify the body at some point on Monday. The medical examiner said an autopsy on Monday was inconclusive, and more tests will have to be done over the next few weeks to determine what caused his death.Tims was the senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, one of the largest congregations in Central Florida. He also hosted and appeared on Christian television and radio programs.The church congregation is 8,000 strong. Tims started the church in 1996. The congregation grew quickly and in 2005, the church built a $3.4 million, 34,000-square-foot youth center. The church has two locations in Orange County.The Orlando Sentinel reported that Tims had been in and out of jail as a young man and hoped the center would keep youngsters away from drugs and crime.Church members and others posted a flurry of messages mourning the loss of the popular pastor on Facebook and Twitter late Sunday.

Read full article here.

Watch Video

Photo courtesy: Christian Post


Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...