Pastor Zachery ‘Fresh Prince’ Tims Found Dead in W Times Square [Update]

tims e1313440909330 Pastor Zachery Fresh Prince Tims Found Dead in W Times Square [Update]Let’s not jump to conclusions.

The NYPD says no foul play is suspected in the death of a prominent pastor, Zachery Tims, of Orlando’s New Destiny Christian Center, in a room at the W Hotel in Times Square on Friday night. [Update: The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Dr. Tims was found with a "glassine envelope containing a white powdery substance."]

Dr. Tims, who was only 42 years old and is sometimes known as the “Fresh Prince of Preachers” for his marked resemblance to Will Smith, founded the ministry with just six members in 1996, growing it to a megachurch of some 8,000 today. In his 2006 memoir, It’s Never Too Late: How a Teenage Criminal Found his Divine Destiny and Became a Successful Millionaire and Pastor of a Thriving Church, he wrote of his upbringing in Baltimore, his drug addiction and his conviction, at 14, of attempted murder.

Dr. Tims built NDCC with his wife, Riva, but the church was rocked by scandal in 2007, when, according to Charisma magazine, Dr. Tims told the congregation he’d committed “an indescretion,” and would be stepping down. It soon emerged that he’d been having an affair with an exotic dancer, Judy Nguyen, whom he’d met on a trip to Paris. Dr. Tims returned to the ministry, but the couple’ divorced, and Riva launched her own church, the Majestic Life Ministries.

This afternoon, Dr. Tims Twitter feed linked to a message about an emergency meeting, suggesting that the church would be addressing “rumors and speculations regarding Pastor Zach.”

Here, video of Dr. Tims’ preaching about the success of his ministry.

Comments

  1. Awesome testimony, I pray his life wasn’t a wasted one. As we can see, it’s not about the title but the way we live our lives.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Not wasted. I got a good LAUGH owta his hypocritical karma!!!

  2. Dr. Archibald Taylor says:

    Let’s drop the title Dr. from Pastor Tims. His two honorary doctorates are from institutions (Vision International University and St. Thomas Christian College) with flimsy accrediting agencies backing them.

    1. Mlazarus says:

      Dr. Archibald, why should U have a title and not the Pastor, he earned his PhD. hence, he’s a Pastor with a PhD, U sound ignorant.  So I suggest U drop Dr. from UR title…….LOL

      1. Dr. Archibald Taylor says:

        Actually, Mlazarus, he did not earn a PhD … far, far from it. He was given an honorary doctorate from two insignificant institutions that are backed by flimsy, actually meaningless, accrediting agencies. But, hey, I already said that, now didn’t I?

    2. Pastor Vena Williams says:

      Stop this madness and grow up have respect for the deceased and his family we all fall short of the glory of God and none of us are prefect No not ONE but we strive for prefection everyday we fall down in life but we get back up again those are pot holes in our lives. We should never find joy in our brothers/sisters pain. We pray for them strengthen them encourage them show true love like Our Heavenly Father (Jesus Christ) has shown the church when he died for our Endescresions…Remember God can find you where ever you are in your sin be strong in the Lord and the power of his might. Never let your sin be bigger then God… Always remember a Man stands his tallest when he’s on his knees praising God! Amen… Pastor V.W. 

      1. Dr. Archibald Taylor says:

        What “madness” are you referring to Pastor? Certainly not the benign discussion of the propriety or impropriety of using honorary degrees in one’s official titling, I would hope. If that is “madness” to you, perhaps you are little too sensitive for discussions on the internet.

      2. Anonymous says:

        How dumb!
        “God” doesn’t have to “find” anyone!

        He is well aware of what I am saying and doing.

        Me and G are cool like dat…

  3. Watsis says:

    Any life that leads another to Christ or even just simply away from the negative paths of life could never be wasted.  We are all susceptible to falling from grace at any time.

    1. Anonymous says:

      “FALLING from grace”??
      WHEN was this DRUG ADDICT, Convict – for attempted MURDER no less(!!), philanderer, home wrecker, EVER in “grace” with ANY god, holy teaching, book, or whatever youwannacallit??

      He’s probably homo/bisexual too!

      Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but he no doubt preaches anything other than monogamous, heterosexual love is sinful, or some such BS “holy scripture” teaching…

      Whatta JOKE!

      1. Sadden1 says:

        How very sad this comment and definitely requires a response.
        It doesn’t matter WHAT his title was.  He was indeed annointed.
        He had issues like we all do.  
        People that spew hateful mean things  – cannot be spiritual, cannot have compassion.
        He was a human being.

        Temptation is all around us.  Pastors are like rock stars.  Satan comes at the ones  with special gifts to tear them down.  He uses our weaknesses.  There are alot of women out there today who have no morals.  We always blame it on the man.  Women are no longer accountable for their part.  I say to the wives, don’t leave him for ONE affair, especially with kids.   It’s the end times. The Jezebel spirit is alive and spreading.  The spirt of addiction is spreading.  It is my hope and prayer that the persons spouting negativity, think about their lives. 

        The hatred I have read in some of these comments sickens me.  This cannot be true Christians spouting like this, which means the hate comes from another place.

        RIP Dr. Tims.
        May God continue to protect us from the evil ones.

      2. Don Bal says:

        Christ spoke against the religion.  If offends the anger and frustration with religion is that just because people are titled  does not excuse the lie and the deception in the organization called church.  Any christian would be hurt and want the title people to get help so that another celebrity in the organizaiton called church would be healed. Jesus wasn’t acknowledged by the religions leaders and was killed by the church.  So how can a true christian not speak out.

      3. Dr. Archibald Taylor says:

        People don’t mislead readers of this comments section by referring to him as Dr., he was a Pastor. Doctors are scholars. Pastor Tims was not a biblical scholar.

      4. humble says:

        at this point the mann  is dead. i think the most important thing to  worry about is :HE WHO IS WITH OUT NO SIN CAN FREELY CAST A STONE NOW.  NOW THAT IS IMPORTANT GOD BLESS.  ABOUT NOW ENCOURAGEMENT IS NEEDED NOW. THE RESPECT THAT IS NEEDED RIGHT NOW IS FOR HIS KIDS AND FAMILY ALONE WITH HIS CHURCH.

      5. Dr. Archibald Taylor says:

        Is questioning the use of the title, Dr., “casting a stone”? You need to rethink the usage of that phrase.

      6. savedbyHisgrace says:

        Yes, it is casting a stone, because the man is no longer with us, andif nothing else you were trying to be derogatory. Although I can tell you are well pleased with yourself regarding your Title as a Dr., it’s not a big deal.  How about allowing grace and mercy to abound and be a person who speaks positive things instead of the obvious negative undertones to your message.

      7. jackie says:

        Hi Taylor. I understand your desire to respect this man who has stepped over into eternity. I also understand the desire of others to warn those who may be deceived into thinking a person can live like hell and end up in heaven. The Lord Jesus Himself spoke many negative things. He spoke of hell more than heaven. He saved His harshest and most frightening condemnation for religious hypocrites…read Matthew 23.

        I find it intersting that everyone says He is saved, yet his life as I’ve heard gives little-to-no evidence of spiritual regeneration. Based on what I have read of pastor Tims, he made some changes to his life (reformation, or turning over a new leaf), but that’s not the same as receiving spiritual life from God through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ (Matt 7:21-23).

        The apostle Peter, speaking of false teachers said “they speak great swelling words, promise their followers liberty, while they themselves are slaves to corruption” (2 Peter 2:19a). While pollution speaks of the outer life, corruption speaks of the inner life. Unregenerate people can change their outward behavior, but remain unchanged on the inside.  

        People have said this man was “anointed” by God. This is not the place to discuss what anointed means, but all believers are anointed (1 John 2:20). That anointing enables believers to discern truth and error.  

        With that being said, I do think we need to exercise wisdom. I think you are correct in saying the body of Christ needs to show compassion in this hour, while understanding that the time to address sins and call men to repentance and faith in Christ will come.

        “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

         

         

      8. Anonymous says:

        What does “grace” and “mercy” mean when a Pastor of a Church dies in the same manner as the Rapper ODB (Old Dirty Bastard).  The observation that’s apparent is that the church is called “mega” because of the money, and the amount of members.  When In Fact no one is doing the “greater works of Jesus”.  This congregation didn’t have anyone who could “lay hands on the sick, and they recover”?  To be specific, you couldn’t lay hands on the Pastor and heal his cocaine addiction related brain damage?  Do you know how that’s done?  The ability comes from communicating with the God within.  Jesus taught how he spent time in the upper room (within his own “mind” (center)  communicating with the Father…that it is the Creative Power of God (within us) that “doeth the works”.  The Pastor being found “dead” like this only means that he’s been exposed to the public as someone who doesn’t spend the time within (with God) that he talks about.  I’m not bashing him….but it needs to be discussed in order for the church he left behind to learn about what it really takes to do the greater works of Jesus.  It’s  not about show, and millions of dollars, it is truly about evolving into being ONE with God (which is within you), which will result in the Creative Power within being “freed” to flow within and through you, creating-manifesting real healing, and real change throughout the environment.   A cocaine addict has brain damage, and the congregation in that “mega church” should’ve been able to heal him, even if he was not spending enough time with the God within to “free” this Power within to do it himself.   Don’t be offended.  Besides….We’re spiritual beings….energy beings….we have eternal life.  His physical body stopped working….but his spiritual self still lives, and he’s still dwelling but those who still live in the physical body just can’t “see” him through their physical eyes. 

      9. M Secrets says:

        It’s amaxing how you say you are not bashing him and then go right on to say:  “What does “grace” and “mercy” mean when a Pastor of a Church dies in the same manner as the Rapper ODB (Old Dirty Bastard).  The observation that’s apparent is that the church is called “mega” because of the money, and the amount of members”  You also state the church should have been able to heal him.”  He made a mistake as did many prophets and servants of God have.   The church is not responsible for our choices we are.  The church cannot be blamed for everything man does, but satan uses people like you to lie and blame the church, during such a difficult time, to help spread confusion.  Further more, there is nothing wrong with money and not being poor.  It’s all about how you use money, the Bible states that the poor will always be among you, not that we should always be poor.  That pastor has done more than you could ever dream of doing.  Get your heart straight and your soul right with God, that would be a good start.   The rappers are not winning souls they are helping people go to hell!  Thats the major difference  you neglected to mention with your comparison.

      10. Lisa says:

        I don’t know what went on doing Pastor Zach’s last moments of life, but I can say GOD is a GOD of love and HE was there in the midst of Pastor Zach’s passing. And only he and the good LORD knows what transpired at the time. I feel he repented of whatever sin he committed then in the presence of GOD. And as loving,wonderful,merciful,gracious, and always forgiving JESUS that I know accepts Pastor Zach in His comforting arms, and releases him of all the pain, sorrow, shame,and troubles that he experienced here on earth. So he’s not living a life of unhappiness anymore. HE IS WITH HIS LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, in perfect peace.

      11. Answerback says:

        You think you are sooo wise because of a title you may hold, I’ve worked with a lot of dumb Dr.’s (Hospital) so don’t think so highly of yourself, remember your still human !!!!
        scholar- a person studying at an advanced level. He was a SCHOLAR. what will they say about YOU when your gone???!!!!

      12. Yvette53 says:

        He without SIN cast the first stone.

      13. Anonymous says:

        What does “grace” and “mercy” mean when a Pastor of a Church dies in the same manner as the Rapper ODB (Old Dirty Bastard). The observation that’s apparent is that the church is called “mega” because of the money, and the amount of members. When In Fact no one is doing the “greater works of Jesus”. This congregation didn’t have anyone who could “lay hands on the sick, and they recover”? To be specific, you couldn’t lay hands on the Pastor and heal his cocaine addiction related brain damage? Do you know how that’s done? The ability comes from communicating with the God within. Jesus taught how he spent time in the upper room (within his own “mind” (center) communicating with the Father…that it is the Creative Power of God (within us) that “doeth the works”. The Pastor being found “dead” like this only means that he’s been exposed to the public as someone who doesn’t spend the time within (with God) that he talks about. I’m not bashing him….but it needs to be discussed in order for the church he left behind to learn about what it really takes to do the greater works of Jesus. It’s not about show, and millions of dollars, it is truly about evolving into being ONE with God (which is within you), which will result in the Creative Power within being “freed” to flow within and through you, creating-manifesting real healing, and real change throughout the environment. A cocaine addict has brain damage, and the congregation in that “mega church” should’ve been able to heal him, even if he was not spending enough time with the God within to “free” this Power within to do it himself. Don’t be offended. Besides….We’re spiritual beings….energy beings….we have eternal life. His physical body stopped working….but his spiritual self still lives, and he’s still dwelling but those who still live in the physical body just can’t “see” him through their physical eyes.     

      14. Anonymous says:

        What does “casting a stone” mean when a Pastor of a Church dies in the same manner as the Rapper ODB (Old Dirty Bastard). The observation that’s apparent is that the church is called “mega” because of the money, and the amount of members. When In Fact no one is doing the “greater works of Jesus”. This congregation didn’t have anyone who could “lay hands on the sick, and they recover”? To be specific, you couldn’t lay hands on the Pastor and heal his cocaine addiction related brain damage? Do you know how that’s done? The ability comes from communicating with the God within. Jesus taught how he spent time in the upper room (within his own “mind” (center) communicating with the Father…that it is the Creative Power of God (within us) that “doeth the works”. The Pastor being found “dead” like this only means that he’s been exposed to the public as someone who doesn’t spend the time within (with God) that he talks about. I’m not bashing him….but it needs to be discussed in order for the church he left behind to learn about what it really takes to do the greater works of Jesus. It’s not about show, and millions of dollars, it is truly about evolving into being ONE with God (which is within you), which will result in the Creative Power within being “freed” to flow within and through you, creating-manifesting real healing, and real change throughout the environment. A cocaine addict has brain damage, and the congregation in that “mega church” should’ve been able to heal him, even if he was not spending enough time with the God within to “free” this Power within to do it himself. Don’t be offended. Besides….We’re spiritual beings….energy beings….we have eternal life. His physical body stopped working….but his spiritual self still lives, and he’s still dwelling but those who still live in the physical body just can’t “see” him through their physical eyes.     

      15. Anonymous says:

        It’s all part of the scam. He didn’t deserve to be called PASTOR either! 
        But in the black church community, ministers routinely adopt, or accept the title of DOCTOR.
        Bishop as well – Bishop LONG anyone?

        I’m black, raised in the church from birth, I KNOW what I’m talkin’ ’bout!

        Whatever his ‘title’ he was a DRUG ADDICT, PHILANDERER, and HOME WRECKER (his own).
        Oh yes, a LIAR by default, and an all around DESPICABLE human being – regardless of how good he looked or sounded on ‘stage’ (pulpit).

        If that’s what ‘ANOINTED’ people are about, THAT is what should sicken you!

        MILLIONS and MILLIONS of souls are suffering and dying in misery EVERY DAY!
        War torn countries around the world, to include our own, have innumerable stories.

        Save your sympathy for THEM.

        This is just another case of a corrupted despicable individual getting his just rewards.
        It happens every DAY!You should be GLAD he is being purged from the roles of your ‘anointed’ ones.
        (CHRIST is the ‘anointed one’ I’d like to remind you!)

        You don’t think your GOD is in control here?

      16. savebyHisgrace says:

        I disagree, he was well versed articulate and spoke as a scholar when discussing the word of God, but like good mothers always tell their children, if you can’t say anything good, don’t say anything at all.

      17. Dr. Archibald Taylor says:

        The reason for my addressing what, in the grand scheme of things, is a pretty insignificant point (the unwarranted use of the title, Dr.) is that there are far too many preachers (largely of the pentecostal variety) that use titles like bishop and doctor to impress, what evidently are, gullible audiences. If your ministry requires that you embellish it with an unearned or self-designated title, than there is probably something amiss with your ministry. It is sad that a point like this has to be made, but the better remedy for poor leadership — the spirit of discernment — is sadly lacking in many circles.

      18. Jsmith27337 says:

        was JESUS the doctor ? and if so what powered him to be, it was not a piece of paper endorse by man but he was given his authority by GOD AND POWERED (FIELD) BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. Dr. Tims was given his authority by the same GOD and he was powered (FIELD) with the same HOLY SPIRIT. Dr Tims, LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN DR. TIMS life as a Pastor/Dr. helped more people than you (Dr.  Archibald Taylor) will ever help all because GOD know Dr. Tims would let him (GOD) use him to win souls unto the kingdom,  remember you are jest practicing that is if you are a real Dr. by the way are saved, let me make it plain have you recieved JESUS as lord and saviour  if not here is a opportunity of a lifetime. Remember GOD loves you.

      19. Dr. Archibald Taylor says:

        Hmmmm … I am disappointed in you Jsmith27337. Your comment that the so-called Dr. Tims “helped more people than you will ever help” sounds awfully judgmental (I am using the standard of people like yourself, not mine). It is perhaps even foolishly judgmental because you don’t even know the person you are speaking to. Tsk, tsk, tsk … gotta watch that judgmentalism, my friend, people are terribly sensitive about that, you know :-)

      20. Mvol05 says:

        Wow.   Most people with PHD attached to the name don’t get paid anything.  It is just a glorified title.  I know quite a few PHD’s and not all of them are scholastic scholars.  The title was bestowed on him and that is his name, same as Oprah or anyone else. 

      21. Astjohns says:

        He was a “Doctor” the anointing upon his life that gave him the ability to unfold the Gospel of Jesus Christ qualified him as “Doctor” . . .

      22. He’s probably more than a Doctor than you are, Mr. Archibald. I’m a Doctor of the faith and I find no fault, except in your puny judgement of God’s anointed vessel.

      23. M Secrets says:

        Yes, well he sure lead thousands and maybe even millions to Christ.  His message was seen by over 100 million people around the world.
        Titles mean nothing.  It’s what you do that counts, he may have made some mistakes but I am sure all the families thank him and his wife for all the charitable gifts his church invested in them. 
        I wonder how many of them asked are you a doctor or a Pastor, when they were hungry and being fed?  How many of these scholars have touched as many lives as he has? I’ll take the blessing of the Pastor any day over the so called scholar and a big fat zero, if I were ever in need.

      24. Ayana_hines says:

        whats your point or purpose???

      25. finaldance says:

        i agree with u Saddon1 but its kinda not fair to ask the wife to stay after one affair cus that one affair can led to AIDS , disease ..Death but it was a long affair he n prob many others.. besides that it depends on the individual if she leaves its fine it she dont leave its fine ,it would be better if the person cheating is truly sorry n get delivered so that the marriages can be restored because God ordain marriages but if a spouse cheats even if its one time God does permits divorce for that reason.

      26. Anonymous says:

        “if a spouse cheats even if its one time God does permits divorce for that reason.”
        Really?
        WHERE does God permit THAT?

        “GOD ordains marriages”?
        Really?
        WHERE does…

        Oh never mind, if you folx really wanna believe this crap, NOTHING I say or do will change your minds.

        Good luck 2 u all, 
        C U N The afterlife – this’ll all seem so FUNNY then.

        Me, I get to laugh NOW!!

      27. I knew Zachery tims from a toddler. He was the nicest kid you could ever meet. He was not the rough/tough kid at all. When he became a teenager, he wanted to fit in like most kids do. At 14 he was sent to juvenile detention and that experience was a great teacher for him. He was a young kid rebelling from his parents divorce and just lost his way. In spite of all that he finished HS, Graduated college and decided to become a minister to help others(not follow in that same path). People really shouldn’t judge or speculate(jambaman). His dad was a well respected Detective with Baltimore City Police Dept for many years and his grandfather was a retired Navy Officer. Please, please, unless you knew him personally as I did, do not spread negativity. RIP Zachery, I knew your heart(and it was pure)  

      28. Anonymous says:

        Don’t be naive. People judge all the time. 
        YOU are JUDGING him to be a good person, which is your prerogative.

        After reviewing the history of his ACTIONS, which speak VOLUMES and are now PUBLIC knowledge, I am truly in a position to speculate.

        I don’t care about what kind of ANGEL he was as a child, or how wonderful his parents were.
        You can say the same about many a SERIAL KILLER/RAPIST/FELON.
        Your actions as an ADULT are what counts.

        He claimed to be a man of God, ANOINTED no less!
        He was busted for extra-marital sex, lying, and drug addiction.

        He was a FAKE!!
        I can make that judgment, based on the evidence of his demise…

        “PURE HEART”?
        BOY, I’d sure hate to see someone with an IMPURE heart!

      29. Elaine says:

        I agree with you.  Thanks!

      30. Connie Sanders says:

        Amen and Amen

      31. savedbyhisgrace says:

        Shame on you!  He or She who is without sin, cast the first stone.  The wonderful thing about the saving power of Jesus Christ is that he looks beyond all of our faults and sees our needs. Pastor. Tims was a great man of God who lead many souls to Jesus through his life and powerful testimony.  God was glorified throughPastor Tims 42 years.  I will keep you in my prayers because I sense a lack of understanding of human kind, there is no perfect person, we will only become perfect once we die and go on to rule and reign with God our Father and Jesus Christ the son that is if we are a born again believer.  The blood of Jesus covers a multitude of sin, and I have no doubt that when Pastor Tims stands before the Master he will be meet with the words well done thy good and faithful servant, thy have been faithful over a few things, I will make you a ruler over me.  God Bless you Jambaman. 

      32. Anonymous says:

        Oh yeah, we’ll be “perfect” when we die!
        Heaven WHEN WE DIE!
        See god WHEN WE DIE!

        What about L I F E ???

        You so-called Christians can theorize all you like but the reality is LIFE is what counts.

        This man failed the test of LIFE!
        That’s no so bad.
        We all falter.

        But P L E A S E spare me the pontifications about what a great person we lost.
        Your god should know what he’s doing, and he took him out for a reason, if you wanna go ‘god’ on me.

        MILLIONS of more deserving souls suffer in life and die a miserable death.
        My tears go to those, more deserving souls.

        ZT got what he deserved!

        God is not mocked!!

        I am not ‘bitter’, I am glad – LAUGHING about the entire incident.
        The truth finally triumphed over his life of deceit!

      33. Kingdomliving316 says:

        Acutually, Moses was a murderer, David had a man killed after her got his wife pregnant, Saul/ Paul killed hundreds of Christians before writing  80% of the new testament….God can use anyone that will let them. I am saddened by this situation with Zach Tims, because his preaching was anointed but of course I cannot condone his actions, and have always thought he should have stepped down from Preaching after he and his Wife divorced.

      34. Anonymous says:

        Yes Moses, David, Paul, ALL MURDERERS!

        This was only the BEGINNING!

        Countless THOUSANDS of deaths at the hands of religious zealots throughout biblical history.

        Millions upon millions would at the hands of Christian soldiers in the centuries to follow.
        COUNTLESS sexual and other abuses of children, women, and anyone susceptible.
        ALL the work of “turn the other cheek”, “love your enemy”, “do good to those that hate you” CHRISTIANS!

        Hypocrisy beyond measure.

        Zach Tims was just carrying on the tradition.

        Only difference?
        HE GOT BUSTED!!!

      35. finaldance says:

        SHUT THE HELL UP JAMBAMAN..AND IM NOT CURSING BUT WHEN U HAVE NOTHIG BT HELL COMING OUT OF UR MOUTH U NEED TO BE TOLD TO CLOSE IT BEFORE JUDGMENT FALLS ON U.

      36. Anonymous says:

        Awww, did mere words offend thee?

      37. juno says:

        Jambaman,and everybody else that think they have a right to judge and is right for doing so.
        I don’t know if you believe in God or in anything else other than hatred or not, I can’t tell by all the negative comments. When I started reading some of these mean, harsh judgmental comments  and to hear that some of these comments were coming from people that claim to know God, I just couldn’t believe all the cruelty, especially when they admitted they didn’t even know the man. Just because you fall doesn’t mean God doesn’t pick you back up and restore you back to your rightfully place in Him and people are talking like they know he wasn’t restored or was still sinning. Who know for a fact that pastor Tims was sinning when he died? I didn’t understand all of this madness at first until I was lead to a scripture in the bible. There was a man in the bible who had never sinned He only knew how to do good, had no evil in Him at all but the religious or “holier than thou “”saints said he had a demon in Him. It was then I realized that if a man that had never sinned was so harshly judged, criticized and even lied on then a mere human man doesn’t stand a chance of being left alone even when he is dead. I remember in scripture this man said “Father forgive them for they know not what they doeth”.  John 9 NLT- verse 46-which of you can truthfully accuse me of sin? and since i am telling you the truth, why don’t you believe me? 47-Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don’t listen because you don’t belong to God.” 48-the people retorted.”You Samaritan devil! didn’t we say all along that you were possessed by a demon?” 49-“No”  Jesus said, “I have no demon in me……..There are also criticism about mega ministries. wee church pastors are falling also but most of the time its not broadcast  as much. Back in the disciple days they had a mega ministry acts 2:40,41 And with many other words did he (peter) testify and exhort, saying save yourselves from this untoward (crooked) generation. 41- Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls….. verse 47- Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. Nobody wants to forgive ! Matthew 18:21 NLT Then peter came to Him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone* who sins against me? seven times?” 22-“No. not seven times,” Jesus replied ,”but seventy times seven!* Psalm 23:3  He restoreth my soul….how can anyone be restored if  they have never fallen? Ephesian 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness;  considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. so our jobs as Christians are to restore our brethren/sisters and not to judge them. 

      38. Anonymous says:

        JUNO, please don’t think, even for one second, that I am going to waste my time reading your endless babbling here!

        But YOU guys are the one’s doing the “judging”.
        Along with pontifications of knowing what God/Jesus/Baal/Thor/Zeus/who/whatever is doing with ZT right now.

        He was CORRUPT.
        That is undeniable.
        Yes, we all are on some level.
        BUT, we don’t claim to be ANOINTED, saving souls etc!
        At least those of us who don’t try to make a BUNCH of bucks as a TV Evangelist..

        If you are gonna be a CORRUPTED sinner, as I am, STAND UP FOR YOURSELVES!!
        Be HONEST like the rest of us (but for those who are LYING corrupted sinners!).

        Smoke your dope.
        Snort your coke.
        Cheat on your wife/husband/lover.
        But don’t expect sympathy from ME when you do ALL of these things, and claim to be ANOINTED!

        He was preaching a message he didn’t live.
        The MONEY he used, on strippers, drugs, etc. came from believing church members.

        He was a fraud.
        Christians should be glad he was cancelled.

        Instead of recognizing this, in the spirit of the CATHOLIC CHURCH, you guys try to JUSTIFY his BS!

        MISTAKE!

        CLEAN UP CHRISTIANITY!
        That’s what you guys NEED to do!!!

        Save your tears for truly SUFFERING souls…

      39. Hfhdhreitrjdfngnkfksdk says:

        GRACE= Favor or kindness shown without regard to the worth or merit of the one who receives it and in spite of what that person deserves. Grace is one of the key attributes of God. Your a very bitter person and you can see it though your writing !!! God forbid you’ll ever need the grace of God. Oh and there is ONLY ONE TRUE GOD !! one day you will NEED to call on God, watch your self.           whatta TRUTH !

      40. Anonymous says:

        Hfhdhreitrjdfngnkfksdk –  Judge me all you like!
        My relationship with “god” is no business of yours!!!

      41. bernie says:

        Welp …. hope you are without sin ……

    2. Anonymous says:

      like ur point

    3. Don Bal says:

      We do everyday.  His death should be a wake up call to the TBN and Word Network.  The celebrities need to become believers again.

      1. Noirmoi says:

        THIS BROTHER HAD A CALLING AND IT IS SAD THAT IT HAS ENDED BECAUSE
        HE DID HAVE THE ABILITY TO CHANGE OTHERS;THE PARADOX OF THE SITUATION IS
        THAT HE LOST THE BATTLE WITH CHANGING HIMSELF.SOMETIMES IT IS FOOD AND
        SOMETIMES IT IS ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL THAT IS DESTROYING ONE BUT THE
        CHALLENGE IS TO OVERCOME AND TO FIND THE PEACE THAT PASSETH ALL
        UNDERSTANDING;WITHOUT THAT PEACE YOU WILL NEVER WIN THE BATTLE.

      2. Partinlawtontanya says:

        why do you say that

    4. Astjohns says:

      Amen . . .

  4. Richseanb says:

    well he’s dead now….

  5. Profyleauto says:

    He was a great and inspirational brother he will deeply be missed.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Yeah, what’s his stripper girlfriend gonna do now?

  6. Anonymous says:

    So, show me the cancelled checks, indicating WHO cashed those checks…

    i.e. SHOW ME PROOF that they ‘sowed’ “several weeks” of paychecks!

  7. kalana says:

    It is unfortunate when a minister loses his way and succumbs to the temptation of his demons. He is only human. Too bad he couldn’t turn to someone for help.  Many people will be hurt by his falling.

    1. Dr. Archibald Taylor says:

      Here’s how one first century preacher handled sin (eeeww, who uses THAT word anymore) and temptation:  “I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:27. Don’t like that strong preaching? Think it’s legalistic? Don’t argue with me … take it up with the Apostle Paul, he wrote it.

      Now admittedly, that’s not as easy and exciting as, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper” … “Touch not my anointed” … “Judge not, that you be not judged” … “Let him that is without sin cast the first stone” (which is part of a pericope not even found in the earliest manuscripts) … “Be in health and prosper even as your soul prospers” … but, it’s every bit as valid, and in our present tragic case, perhaps more pertinent.

      1. Juds_johnson says:

        Dr. Taylor, please go and learn what Grace is as you are clearly in need of some. Pride took out the devil, too bad you can’t see what it is doing to you.

      2. Dr. Archibald Taylor says:

        Juds, I will be glad to re-read Scriptures on grace, as well as, meditate further on them.

        May I suggest that you think a little on James 3:1, “Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.”

        You see, Juds, some folks have imbalanced views of grace. I am talking about people who admire celebrity and pulpit and sloganeering more than they do the Spirit’s fruit of “self-control.” (Galatians 5:23)

      3. Dr. Archibald Taylor says:

        The last paragraph should have read, “pulpit performance.”

      4. Don Bal says:

        Anytime when a believer achieve the titles we want to say touch not my anoited….too bad when those with positions are not real to themselves don’t believe enough that they are anoited.  He did good works but remember revelation?  There are many who do good works but it is better to not step down from a post if you cannot believe for your own self.  Addiction is what this man dealt with and his works will speak for him. God is a spirit and you can only worship him in spirit and in truth.  He wasn’t honest with himself and that is sad because now those who hold titles will not be delivered or get help.

    2. Don Bal says:

      I agree.  What happens is that you become not even believing in your own messages.  You continue the act.  Like an actor.  The longer you continue in the ministry and know you like to drink, smoke and have sex you are just putting on a performance.  I believe the church should wake up and not have another wounded title church goer be buried and knowing they need help.  Hopefully they will step down.  That is what I did.  I like my wine but I am not going to be the head person and lie to myself and the sad person you lie to is GOD

    3. Anonymous says:

      He could have turned to someone – but he was such a FAKE that was probably the least desirable option.

      MANY PEOPLE will LEARN to seek their own spiritual way and learn to take TV evangelist with the grain of salt they BARELY deserve.

      The world will be quite alright with ZT gone…

  8. Cdestiny43 says:

    Dr. Archibald Taylor, what gives u the right to trash another man & his accomplishments? The Body of Christ is already under attack. Why sow seeds of disparity & condensation in your zeal to trash a deceased brother & fellow Minister & Pastor? If your private life were exposed, what would it really reveal? “Ye without sin cast the first stone “

    1. Don Bal says:

      We need to stop hiding.  Even though he did all the great things in the orgranization that we call church today, his death is a wake up call.  His death is the greatest message.  It was what he was dealing with and if he preached what happpend or what continues to destroy men and women of God (title: missionaries, evangelists….) they can build a community and people can live.  But the church organzition is all about hiding and the only exposure that they reveal will always be your sin…not theirs…not judging him but I wish they would allow the truth to be revealed…addiction is real. 

    2. Dr. Archibald Taylor says:

      Cdestiny43, first of all, I did not “trash another man.” I see where others in this comment section have been vicious and condeming, but if you read my comments a little more carefully you will see that I, in fact, did not do that. The Lord is Pastor Tims’ judge.

      As far as trashing Pastor Tims’ accomplishments, I do not consider the honorary degrees he received as accomplishments. Their reception (from insignificant institutions) did not warrant him brandishing the title, Dr.; for him to have done so was an embarrassment to himself. He was not an accomplished scholar and should have not in any way tried to present himself as such. The New York Observer perpetuates the false notion by referring to him as, Dr.

      So, dear one, no stones were cast.

      And, BTW, the word you were looking for was, condescension, not “condensation.”

      1. Dr. Archibald Taylor says:

        Hmmmm … allow me to take the ‘speck out of my own eye’ … I misspelled condemning.

  9. Hazel Singleton says:

    my condolencene goes out to pastor tims family, and congregation. my thought for pastors, ministers, evangelist.and bishop. as an evangelist and operating in all five fore ministers i have the gift of prophecy God is uncovering all that is suppose to be an example for others. many of the affliction but God will deliver them out of all. please take this to heart stop, IF my people were call by my name will humble themselve, seek my face and pray and turn from their wicked ways then and not until these five things take place he will hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and then he will heal the land. i pray that God’s grace and he mercy is all he need but “after death comes judgement”. let us bond together in unity and do as the word say pray ye one for another and bear one another burden. I loved pastor Tims and i will certainly miss listening to him on the word.but now he is in the hands of the all mighty God 

    1. Anonymous says:

      NOW he’s in the hands of TAMG?

      So who was running the universe and every being in it before then?

  10. Don Bal says:

    Just like all celebrities…people who start with the VISION can lose self.  So hopefully the church will start to pay attention to those so-called and ordained ministers, evangelists, bishops, missionaries, preachers and what ever they called themselves.  Hopefully the church can stop pretending to be so holy and all and just be REAL. The church has problems seeing your walk in God in hollywood fashion and not living in  the real world.  Jesus walked among the people and was the SON OF GOD.  He cried, ate and loved the sinner (like all of us are).  CHURCH wake up and get back to being real and drop the act.  This man did great things but somewhere he was lying to himself.  He got caught up in the celebrity act like so many do on TBN and the Word Network.  God saved us to help not become a mega church with celebrity attitudes.  Build a community and if you have an addiction get help…so hopefully the truth can be revealed and the lies can stop.

    1. Anonymous says:

      And cut OUT this crap about him being ANOINTED!

      He was a hustlin’ pulpit pimp, with a gift of gab.

      A drug takin’ sinner faking his sanctification.

      Any ‘true’ Christian should be GLAD he got busted for the FAKE he was!

  11. Navajo Nation Prayer Warrior says:

    Pastor Zachery Tims, we the people in the Navajo Nation from Arizona will miss you. May the Lord Almighty have His hands over your children and Ms. Tims. I tell you, that day i heard you giving a message about getting out of Egpyt. That was the turning point for me and my family going solid for the Lord. Your teaching was always solid and always hitting the bulls eye. Pastor Zach, i never meet you in person, never seen you in person, but i got news for you…yesterday when we heard the news about what happen, me and my family felt in our heart like we knew you as a real brother. We cried and let God have it His way. God bless NDCC ministry and may the congregation continue to seek God…”DON’T TURN BACK TO EGYPT”…lets keep marching to the PROMISE LAND….”WE CAN DO IT”.

    1. Dr. Archibald Taylor says:

      You speak for the entire Navajo Nation in Arizona? Are you sure? Perhaps you mean that you, a part of the Navajo Nation, will miss Pastor Tims. I can understand that. That the entire Navajo Nation in Arizona would even know of Pastor Tims seems very unlikely.

      1. Navajo Nation Prayer Warrior says:

        Okay…i didn’t catch the word there, but yes, i speck for my family. However, we do reside on the Navajo reservation in AZ. I tell you, i have learned so much from Pastor Tims messages. My 7 year old son (austitic child) he DVR all his preaching. I get back from work pretty late we watch what has been recorded and i tell you, we have grown alot in the Word of God.

      2. Dr. Archibald Taylor says:

        Glad to hear that good testimony about your family, my friend. You may want to find Pastor Jack Hayford on the internet, as well. He has very balanced, mature teaching. I believe he can be seen on TBN, as well (although I must say, he is the only speaker on TBN that I would be comfortable recommending).

  12. humble says:

    HE WHO WITH OUT SIN CAN FREELY CAST A STONE!!!

  13. Dr. Archibald Taylor says:

    For those you still confused about how the church should handle sinning ministers, please Google and read the column by prophetic writer and Charisma columnist Lee Grady (Fire in My Bones, June 29, 2011). 

  14. Linda Hansen says:

    He was an awesome guy, who had a heart with GODS purpose in him.  He did more
    than most people do to help were needed.  GOD BLESS him and family.  It is such a
    sad loss.    Linda Hansen

  15. Zach, still smh in disbelief

  16. Watsis says:

    The apparent hate and vitriol that lies dormant, ready to spew, regarding the misfortunes and potential downfall of another, of whom most of those commenting are not even familiar, is simply sad to say the least. It is truly unfortunate that we judge others based on their failures, but ourselves based on our intentions. Somewhere in this maze of media speculation (lest we forget the presence of narcotics, or even any white powdery substance, remains UNconfirmed), children have lost a father, congregants a beloved leader, and thousands more a community benefactor who cared enough to give to the concerns of the “least of these.” Or have we completely lost the intelligent compassion that binds us together as humanity? Regardless of the final estate of this tragedy, RIP “Dr.” Tims, I, for one, have seen your good works, and choose to glorify our Father in heaven for the love, humanity and good news (the “gospel”) you shared. If even one life was changed because of your ministry, then your living and your legacy has not been in vain.

  17. Parksandrea80 says:

    To the children, members and followers of Pastor Tims.  Look to the hills from whence cometh my help.  For my help comes from the Lord.  Remember, he was a vessel and we must realize it is about God not man.  As one of the comments said we are all susceptible to falling from grace at any time.   Continue to pray for our leaders.  God bless you all.

  18. Ncintron56 says:

    I believe Pastor Tims accomplished his mission and his purpose in this life.  He was annointed and changed many lives.  He had personal issues that he was constantly struggling with and the devil took advantage of that.  I am sure he had his last encounter with God that Friday night and I am sure God forgave him and liberated him and today he is finally at peace. Who are we to judge him or anyone. 

  19. Sandy says:

    Let God arise and his enemy be a liar

  20. Sandra M says:

    Now he we go Judge and jury have u obey all of the Ten Commandment ? Oh well then let’s look in the glass and we can C thing much different.
     Let keep the family in pray and let the man rest in peace. And remember
    ( Take The Limit’s Off)

  21. lorraine says:

    Money and power corrupts, very few can handle it. This is very heart-breaking and my heart is broken for this man and those who love him. But God will not be mocked.  These christian celebs have taken what does not belong to them. They have believed their own Public Relations! God will not give his Glory to any man! There is NO man on the earth worthy of praise and glory! Only Jesus paid the price. When preachers begin to think that they are “intitled”, then they are on the way down. God help us all that name the name of Christ to walk humbly and circumspectfully before a very Holy and righeous God.

  22. Dr. Archibald Taylor says:

    1 Timothy 3:2 – “The overseer (episkopos) must be above reproach ….” What does this mean to you?

  23. jackie says:

    As I have not see any responses to Dr. Taylor’s question, I’d like to respond. Doc, this means that spiritual leaders should live their lives in such a way as not to give cause to bring a reproach upon the name of Christ. They are held to a higher standard.

    Many say pastor Tims is in heaven; others say he isn’t. Let’s listen to Paul…”For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” (Ephesians 5:5-6).

    The person whose life is characterized by such sins does not know Jesus Christ, therefore, he or she is not going to heaven. If one is rightly-related to Jesus, their lives will demonstrate it.

    I have heard many talking about the gospel, but rarely is it declared. Perhaps this is the reason for so much confusion. Scripture says “Jesus gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world (age), according to the will of  our God and Father:” (Galatians 1:4). 

    No one is going to heaven by the good they’ve done, for all of our righteousnesses are as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). Man’s problem is that he is in rebellion against God. He is wilfully sinful and desperately wicked, and in his rebellion, turns to religion to insulate himself from God. But God has judged this world and all that’s in it. The whole world is guilty before God, therefore He has this world shut up to the cross.

    The gospel (good news) is that “Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again for our justification.”

    When one acknowledges their sinfulness, turns to God and places their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, they are given His righteousness as a free gift by God.

    “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

      

  24. jackie says:

    As I have not see any responses to Dr. Taylor’s question, I’d like to respond. Doc, this means that spiritual leaders should live their lives in such a way as not to give cause to bring a reproach upon the name of Christ. They are held to a higher standard.

    Many say pastor Tims is in heaven; others say he isn’t. Let’s listen to Paul…”For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” (Ephesians 5:5-6).

    The person whose life is characterized by such sins does not know Jesus Christ, therefore, he or she is not going to heaven. If one is rightly-related to Jesus, their lives will demonstrate it.

    I hear the gospel discussed, but rarely declared. Perhaps this is the reason for so much confusion. Scripture says “Jesus gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world (system), according to the will of  our God and Father:” (Galatians 1:4). 

    No one is going to heaven by the good they’ve done, for all of our righteousnesses are as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). Man’s problem is that he is in rebellion against God. He is wilfully sinful and desperately wicked, and in his rebellion, turns to religion to insulate himself from God. But God has judged this world and all that’s in it. The whole world is guilty before God, therefore He has this world shut up to the cross.

    The gospel (good news) is that “Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again for our justification.”

    When one acknowledges their sinfulness, turns to God and places their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, they are given His righteousness as a free gift by God.

    “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

  25. Brenda says:

    I ‘m sickened over the lost of Dr.,Pastor,Tims. I pray that the family and his ex-wife and the church congregation will find strength, encouragement, and the peace of God to deal with this situation and to look forward to the things to come.Where by they’ll be able to look back and say this too shall pass!The Bible declares that God is Love! It also says that Love covers a multitude of sins! It also says that by Love shall All Men Know that we belong to God by the Love that we shall have one for another! So now is a perfect time to demenstrate some love toward Pastor Tims who has gone on to be with the Lord, Let him rest in peace without tearing him down, do it for the Love of Christ that you all are suppose to have in you! Do it for his family ,friends, church congragation, Do it for LOVE ! Who are we to judge none of us are without sins whether we are born again or not so you all can stop casting stones cause it was CHRIST that died for ALL of OUR SINS not you, me , or anyone else so none of us have a finger to point at some one else! Lets learn to cover one another and stop tearing down and exsposing each other! We should be busy tearing down the kingdom of darkness and the prince of darkness not each other cause when we do tear down one another Satan lokks and laughs cause he doesn’t care about any of us not even those he is using , or even those whom claim to serve and worship him! To all have a Blessed day!

  26. Onaje Jordan says:

    This brother was a genius. Dr, pastor or whatever you  call him preached about a fairy tale and had over 8,000 members. The brother was paid. I think im going to school to be a preacher, I am in the wrong field.

  27. jackie says:

    No one is pleased about the passing of pastor Tims. For those who delight in his demise, may I tell you that God says “He who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished” (Prov 17:5). I read another post in which the author says that “Zach’s death could have been avoided.” This is not true as God is sovereign, and “it is appointed unto man once to die” (Heb 9:27).
     
    Many of us have said not to judge, lest we be judged. Jesus did say that, but we must remember the context in which He said it. He was talking about condemnatory judging (motives, taking the place of God). Actually, the church is commanded to judge one another (1 Cor 5). All I know is what I have read as a matter of public record, and based on that, the church failed to show love to Zach.
     
    The Lord Jesus did say the world would know we are His disciples by our love for one another, and “love one another as I have loved you.” How did He love the disciples? Did he allow them to get by with sin? What was His attitude toward sin (read Mark 9:42-48).  
     
    Jesus said, “if you love Me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). Our love for God is seen in our obedience to His Word. By the way, any so-called “word from God” apart from the Scripture is false (Hebrews 1:1-2). The word love (agapao) means an “act of the will.” When we love God, then we can love each other the way Jesus said.
     
    Love doesn’t cover sins, the blood of Christ does. It’s good for us to be balanced in our view of God. Let’s be careful not to over-emphasize the love of God to the exclusion of the holiness of God. God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son. Love motivated God to give Jesus, but love doesn’t save us. We’re saved by grace through faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection. 
     
    Many are trying to live the Christian life as best they can. This always results in failure. Did you know God never asked us to live the Christian life? We are told to present ourselves as a living sacrifice and allow Jesus to live His life through us by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 12).
     
    How do we get started? First by realizing our sins are not demons, they are sins. They are not mistakes or indescretions, they are sins. Confess (agree with God) concerning your sins, accept  the cleansing blood by faith, and then walk in the power of the Spirit in obedience to the Word (John 17:17).
     
    What about those of us who did not die in a hotel room last week? What has been our attitude? I was a little self-righteous, not in what I said, but my initial reaction to the news. Perhaps you have been too.
     
    Let us ask God to give us kind and compassionate hearts, so we can be a blessing.
     
    “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). 
     
     

  28. Missionofpraise says:

    I am on both ends of this issue. I am a believer and the wife of a minister. The sacriest thing for me is that even after seeing what happend to Pastor Tims I still had to put my husband out because he chooses portray himself one way in the pulpit and another way in the home. each time I tried to talk to him I got ‘you can’t judge me” and the behavior and addictions got worse and worse. I finally had to look at our child and say can’t keep this duel lifestyle in her pressence. his children they are hurt the most. I am glad his wife had the courage to leave but now the children they have not just lost a public figure they have lost their daddy. the church is in my prayers they have lost their pastor I am sure they have been shaken but while they call him pastor his children called him daddy. What are we doing to our children. I have not heard anyone speaking on that just eaither putting him in heaven or hell when none of us know where his soul lies. I hope by this post some one wakes up and says “It’s time to get my house in order”

  29. jackie says:

    Hi “MIP,” while it’s not my intention to turn this  into a counselling session, I would like to ask you first to pray that God would humble your husband. Do not try to preach to him, just pray for him, and live righteously, resting in Christ…I’ll pray for you all too. Secondly, ask your husband to read Matthew 23:13-28.  

    Sin does affect our children. Parents, especially fathers are going to be held accoutable for the condition of our households and what we teach our children about Jesus Christ. The weird thing about children is they don’t so much listen to what we say, but they sure watch what we do. Even though daddy is out, you’re there, so we’ll pray the Lord gives you wisdom to raise your little one in His ways.

    MIP, may I encourage you to look to Jesus? He knows all about our trials and troubles. He was abandoned by family and friends. He knows what betrayal feels like. As a result, He is able to help us who are going through similar trials and troubles. 

    Hebrews 4:14-16

  30. not fare says:

    my God bless your soul

  31. Astjohns says:

    Pastor Tims was a gift from GOD to the Body of Christ . . . he wasn’t perfect, had faults just as the rest of us . . . but GOD chose to use this earthen vessel to bring Him GLORY and edify the Body of Christ.  We miss him and forever remember him for the good he did while he was here on earth.  GLORY to GOD . . .thank you for Pastor times and allowing him to be a blessing to the Body of Christ especially me

  32. SAVEDbyGRACE says:

    I have enjoyed this “man of God” for years, it such a tragic situation. Whatever the reason, how ever it happened, only GOD will judge him. He will be missed on TBN. My prayers are continuous for his wife ,children and church family.   SAVED by GRACE, FAITH and the BLOOD. Don’t judge anybody unless YOU WERE THERE…. everything you read in the paper or even reported by the media isn’t always true. But regardless:  GOD WILL JUDGE him.
     

  33. Rainelle_white says:

    I am deeply saddened to hear this and I just heard last week.  i did not see the pastor on the Word channel and thought he may be on a sabatical.  I pray for his family and church family as well.  Prayerfully the unity of the church will stand and his family will be able to mourn in peace and be abe to stand in the midst of the storm  May God encamp his angels around you all at this time.

  34. S. D. says:

    This situation shows that these celebrity preachers are human too. NEWS FLASH these are the last days and God is letting us see that the bible is coming to pass. Judgement is starting in his house. I believe that this situation is for us the people who are still living to see we need to get our act and character together. Tims is not the only pastor or “saved” person who is going to fall. Instead of judging we need to be praying, reading, and following the word of god….This man did not die in vain if someone changes their life because what happened to him.

  35. Ayana_hines says:

    Zachery Tims I love you Man of God-you will be terribly missed! if i could bring you back i would. Man of God spread your wings. I pray youre with the father -for none of us know where we’re going when we leave this back stabbing flesh of a world.

  36. Anonymous says:

    that is a wake up call for me GOD is good 

  37. Janice Brown-Rendon says:

    our prayers go out for pastor tim and family. let’s not walk around on this precious earth  that God has given and shared with us all our lives and try to be the first one’s to throw that stone at our brother,and pastor zachary. Let’s stay in Prayer so that our God can here all our cries in this time and the time;s to come. We love you all and will continue to keep his family in our prayers. God is still on the throne and he (GOD) is still the only way. We love you pastor tims janice brown and family and friends

  38. Connie Sanders says:

    I know he was a man first, and man makes mistakes. I will miss him and his words from the bible, that is when the preacher appeared, and that is what he did well. R.I.P.

  39. HerbS says:

    How did he dye from a drug overdose if the drugs were in his pocket?

  40. Hillaryhardin76 says:

    Im new in ministry. You can get caught up in the world and loose your true focus on God if you don’t truly put your faith in God and sit under His covering. Jesus is resurrecting His church.. It’s time for us to not be greived but to be praise Him for where we are and who He is.

  41. Bjack79570 says:

    It is time for a wake up. There are too many millionaires in the pulpit preaching tithes to the poverty stricken congregations. The gospel of prosperity needs to be replaced by the gospel of Christ and the apostles.