Florida megachurch pastor Zachery Tims, Jr. was found dead in a New York City hotel room this past Friday, according to police.
Tims, 42, the pastor of an 8,000-member megachurch in Orlando, Florida, was found dead on the floor with a white powdery substance believed to be narcotics on his body according to The Wall Street Journal.
New York City police said there was no criminal activity suspected. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. His body was discovered by a hotel worker trying to check the minibar, the Journal reports.
Tims founded the church in 1996, overcoming a youth filled with personal struggles, including attempted murder charges and drug addiction. He documented his troubles in the 2006 book “It’s Never Too Late,” published by Charisma House.
In 2009, Tims and his wife Riva divorced after he admitted to a year-long affair with a stripper. The couple had been married for 15 years.
Pastor Tims leaves behind his ex-wifeRiva and four children (photo below).
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UPDATE: Pastor Zachery Tims’ Ex Wife Riva Tims Speaks Out at Worship Service.