Zachery Tims, Florida Megachurch Pastor, Found Dead in NYC With Pocketful of White Powder
Tims's body was found Friday afternoon at the luxury hotel in Times Square when a worker entered his room to check the minibar.
The Wall Street Journal reports that authorities located a white glassine envelope filled with white powder in the right pocket of the pastor's shorts. They believe the powder to be a narcotic. Glassine envelops are often used to store substances such as cocaine and heroin. Authorities have not confirmed whether the powder was connected to the death.
Tims founded the New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, in 1996. The church now counts more than 8,000 members. Tims also made a name for himself in televangelism and frequently appeared on TBN.
However, Tims didn't always practice what he preached. He divorced his wife and mother of his four children in 2009 after admitting to a yearlong extramarital affair with a stripper.
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