Florida Pastor Found Dead In N.Y. Hotel
August 15, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) — New York police say Pastor Zachery Tims, leader of one of the largest congregations in central Florida, was found dead in a Times Square hotel room.
Tims, 42, the senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, was found in his room of the W Hotel on Broadway Friday.
“He’s going to be missed,” John Land, the mayor of Apopka, told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
A cause of death had not yet been determined, the New York Daily News reported Monday.
Tims and his wife Riva founded the New Destiny church, which now has a congregation of about 8,000 members, in 1996.
In 2009 Tims and his wife of 15 years divorced after the pastor admitted to an affair with a stripper, the Daily News reported.