Pastor Zachery Tims, New Destiny Christian Church, Funeral/Homegoing Arrangements

Pastor Zachary Tim’s ex-wife told a gathering of 2000 people the following of Tim’s life before his tragic passing in New York, Riva Tims, siad that Tims enjoyed a family vacation in Puerto Rico a week before his death. The Timses, who were divorced in 2009, have four children.

“He was able to have fellowship with his daughters and sons,” said Riva Tims, pastor of Majestic Life Church in Orlando.

Pastor Jamal Bryant, long time friend, had this to say to Tims’ congregation,”New Destiny will continue without Zachery Tims. You are not a personality-driven church. You are a purpose-driven church,” Bryant said. “Pastor Zack’s DNA is now on you. You are infected with excellence…Allow yourself the liberty to grieve. Allow yourself the freedom to cry,” he said.

The Arrangements for Pastor Tims are as follows:
11 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2011
First Baptist Church of Orlando
3000 S John Young Parkway
Orlando, FL 32805-6691

A wake and public viewing will be held
3-7 p.m. Friday, August 19,2011
New Destiny Christian Center
505 East McCormick Road
Apopka, FL 32703

Please Note: The Funeral Services and Wake are at TWO DIFFERENT locations!

The death of Pastor Tims is not the first time he has been in the news associated with something less than positive. HOWEVER, I pray that when it is my time, that I am remembered for how I lived not how I died. Many of us will discredit what he did for God because of the circumstances that are being revealed. However don’t just focus on the finish line. look at the whole race. Did he feed those who were hungry, love those who needed love, seek counseling and repentance when he fell, bring those who were lost home to Christ?

Our condolences and prayers are with the Tims Family and New Destiny Congregation

Comments

  1. William Johnson says:

    Pastor Zachary tims, was a good human being, pastor, and family man, he will be truly missed. May his soul rest in peace with our heavenly father, Jesus Christ.

    John 3:16; God so love the world, that he gave his only begotten son.
    And whosoever beliveth in him shall have everlasting life.

    We, love you Pastor Tims

    In Jesus name we pray Amen!

    1. It is trully a sad time for those in christiandom concerning this Man of God , My prayer that we understand the importants of living this life for God that Jesus may be seen in us. to the Family and New Destiny Christian Church family live, live ,live in Jesus mighty name.

      1. Vehuel Messenger says:

        He was a wolf in sheep clothing he lived a double life and how he died does matter some sims are not to be attacked to a man of god filled with the Holy Spirit meaning the spirit of God he was a false prophet judgment has started in the house of god. To whom much is given much is required, God is pulling the cover of all of them more much much more be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind God warned him to change remember EVIL PREVAILS when GOD MEN do nothing many mega pastors knew what he was doing they should have moved him down from office since they didn’t God did many more too come God’s cleaning house. Trust me more to come I am not shocked God wants a nation who will Obey him follow his word not do as I say not as I do. Living straddling the fence wanting both worlds you are holy or unholy you are saved or not there is no in between this is what happens when people want both and live two different lives while professing another causing more lost souls. Remember pastor Eddie another Devil on desies. God is coming for he people who are ready not. Getting ready and churches have been faking and shaking God is a jealous Go he will have none before him that means Drugs and strippers. Trust me from God’s mouth to your ear it matters how he died that why he he keeps on stripping them and bringing it to light in this manner. Signed more to come

      2. Vehuel Messenger says:

        Evil prevails when Good men do nothing pastor’s knew God does not lead blind this has done serious damage too the church he should have been removed from office his wife knew she knew all he was doing that”s why she divorced him for the love of money is the Root of all Evil.

  2. Sharon says:

    I am saddened by the death of Pastor Tim Zachery. He is truly a man of GOD. No one can judge him but GOD. He was a powerful man of God. I will remember him for how he impact my life and others also with his positive and empowered way of preaching. You are going to be missed. I am praying for the strength of the family.

  3. LouSandra Braxton says:

    I did not know the pastor but i listen to him a few times and i enjoyed it because i did not flip the channel. God is the only one knows what is best for us ,even when it hurts.My heart goes out to the congregation because they have lost their shepard but God have another plan and u all will be okay with prayer and time. To the family i can only imagine how broken u feel , and i not saying it is going to be easy but just trust God He gave u pastor Zachery He wil give u another shepard to fill his shoes God know what the church needs.I will put u in my prayers.

    h

    1. oris cooper says:

      my T.V was programmed to come on at 7:30 every morning on the word to listen to Dr. Tims .He was a great man of god
      very powerful and inspiring messages.He will be greatly missed .I am very sadden on his passing.May his soul rest in perfect peace .sleep on Zack god knows just what he is doing and only God can Judge..

  4. dj says:

    pastor tims was just in poplar bluff on aug 6th in missouri and was under the annoiting of jesus christ the congregation was really blessed by his ministry please do not judge and pray for his family that god will comfort them in this time of grief.

  5. Deborah says:

    I couldn’t believe it when I seen on the Word network, the late Zachery Tims, I had to go online and find out, he had an powerful ministry and will be greatly missed by alot of people, my prayers goes out to his wife and children, God has all things in his purpose, may the grace of God be upon his family.

  6. lolita says:

    My Family and I would A Like to Extend our Prayer’s and Condolence to Pastor Zachery Tims,Family and Children and New Destiny Christian Center and his Parents and all that knew and Loves him and all the Lives he Touched,May he rest in Peace,God bless him and May God Comfort his Family in their time of Bereavement…We Love You…Pastor Zachery Tims,God Servant.

  7. Livina Addo says:

    Pastor Tims was a kindom role model whose preaching i couldn’t do without. Pastor Tims, may your soul rest in perfect peace. To his family and congregation, its my fervent prayer that the good Lord will bring restoration unto you.

  8. stacy says:

    I am sadden by the news I could not believe when I saw the announcement in my email, and I was like Oh my goodness, I just recently viewed him on TBN and followed him through his TV ministry. He will surely be missed, and I pray strength for his family and church congregation.

  9. Tracy says:

    Sending my prayers to his family and thanking God for the thousands of souls that were saved because of his ministry. God, thank you for the gift that you gave him to teach and speak into my life.

  10. Vanessa Hill says:

    Only God can be the JUDGE! He gave to many, many poor I was inspired by him on Sundays! He will be truly missed!!!!!
    Sincerely,
    Vanessa Hill

  11. My prayer are with you. Pastor Tims was turly a man of God, I enjoyed him all the time. May God be with you all.

  12. Darin Johnson says:

    It is times likes these when we as Christians demonstrate our true faith not only in God but also to one of His servants and family. My family and I pray for the strength of Pastor Tims’ family. His wife his children and his mother and other siblings.. The same grace that Pastor Tim taught others about Jesus Christ is the grace that is needed known. God Bless

  13. Martha says:

    The joy of the Lord is your strength. My condolences to the Tims Family and Destiny Christian Church Family. I’ve been truly blessed by the ministry God placed in Pastor Tims. He was a wonderful leader and teacher and whenever, I viewed his telecast on the Word Network, God always had an encouraging word for me. Praise God!! He will be missed by all. My prayers are with you all. God bless you.

  14. Ann says:

    My condolences go out to the Tims and the Body of Christ as a whole. We are all sadden by the lose of Pastor Tims and the allegations surrounding his death. Some how in times like these things like this cast a shadow on a Christian leaders. The question becomes do we keep supporting and following our leaders when we know they have falling in sin or hold them accountable. I am no judging because the Bible says to judge nothing before its time. But, I wonder if the Apostle Paul was here today what would he say. Would he use the 1 Corinthians 5 or say lead by example, “follow me as I follow Christ”. In other words, as long as I am following Christ follow me; but the day I stop following Christ stop following me

      1. francesca says:

        I am so saddened by the homegoing of pastor Tims. He is truly a man of God.But, as he mentioned on the word Tv we must as christians as we discover that Goliaths in our lives we
        have to destroy them before they destroy us. man of God rest in
        in peace. i KNOW U ARE IN hEAVEN SMILEING AND TALKING TO GOD
        LETTING HIM KNOW HOW U FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT AND RAN THE GOO
        GOOD RACE U GOT TO THE FINISH LINE I AM SURE. I LOVE YOU
        PASTOR TIMS MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND THE CONGREGRATION

  15. Anonymous says:

    May Pastor Zachery Tims Rest in Peace. I am truly saddened by his death. I pray for his family and children. NONE of us can judge him regardless of what we think about the circumstances surrounding his death. We all need to pray now more than ever!!Pastor Tims will be missed!!!While some of us think we can judge his behavior REMEMBER: He was someone’s son, husband, father, brother, and friend. He was a soilder in the army of the LORD!!!! thats what we need to celebrate!!!!

  16. Erika says:

    Pastor Tims will be missed!!! I am saddened to hear the news of his death regardless of the circumstances!!! May Pastor Tims’ soul Rest in Peace. We all need to pray now more than ever… we have all fallen short.. ALL…. REMEMBER: Pastor Tims’ was someone’s son, husband, father, brother, friend, and mentor. HE WAS A SOILDER IN THE ARMY OF THE LORD!!! That is what we should reflect on and celebrate

  17. Shirley Strappier says:

    To the family of Pastor Tim I enjoyed being a member of New Destiny church God knows best, His sermons was a inspiration to my soul,You fought a good fight, You are finally at home with the lord, You will be missed.

  18. Rev Emmanuel Ukah says:

    Yes, death is a reality. ” It is appointed once for one to die and after that judgment”. But who can predict the outcome of our eternal verdict? It’s God that justifies. Pastor Tim Zachery’s untimely death saddens my heart, and my condolences goes to his bereaved family and the members of his congregation. However,be warned people of God! ” Because strait is the gate, and narrow the way, which leads unto life,and few there be that find it” -Matthew 7.14
    Adio

  19. God hold my hand while I’m home! Help me to stay focus at this turning??? point in life. Allow me this moment to accept a friend at heart is forever resting in your arms. A Man of God who love us like Christ loved us. Live forever! Your sister in CHRIST, MINISTER MAGEE.

  20. Pastor Land says:

    My saddened heart goes out to the family of Pastor Tim. When will the modern Church age come to the reality that the race is not given to the swift nor to the participant but to he who finishes the race in the faith. Faith is not some believe system, it is the Truth concerning God. Belief is a byproduct of our conviction of that Truth. This is why our early Church Elders and Apostles were willing to give their lives for the Truth that overcame them. They loved not their lives unto death but at all costs sacrificed all they new in this life to make Heaven their home. I pray that somehow the Truth of scripture will absolutely prevail through this tragedy and that many souls will truly be born into the Kingdom of our Christ. Revelation 12:11, Revelation 22:7-21

  21. CONCERNED COGIC SAINT says:

    IF A PASTOR RAPED OR MOLESTED A CHILD OR ADULT…BUT GAVE TO THE POOR AND PREACHED AROUND THE WORLD…..WOULD YOU ALL STILL SAY WHAT YOU ARE SAYING?????? SEEMS LIKE FOCUS IS ON THE WORKS….WOW!!

    1. I would want to be remembered for the whole me. Meaning the good the bad and everything in between. I pray that when it is my time the bad if far and few enough in between that it pales in comparison to the good. I pray that I would have revealed enough of myself to those close to me so that they understand the choices I made. Even the ones they don’t agree with. I believe the reason the final judgement is left up to God is because as individuals we can be such complex beings that it would not be fair for the final judgement to be put on any of our shoulders.

      Honestly speaking if it had been molestation or rape my initial feelings would be more harsh towards him. Less harsh for someone else. Because while those issues are super important to me, there are others that it doesn’t bother as much. However he is gone and he left children behind. He did some good and I don’t know why he did some bad.

      Thank God for the Blood of Jesus

    2. Missee says:

      We must be careful not to judge. God will show mercy on whom He chooses. However, I am missing the forgiveness here. You can’t love without forgiveness, and you can forgive without love and above all you can’t know Christ without Love, because He is Love. The bible says God grieves at the souls that are lost. Each time Jesus wept in the bible, it was because of the people He loved. Lizarus onlookers, caused Jesus to weep, because they had no idea with all the work He was doing, they still did not know He was the Christ, when He step in Jerusalem and saw the people sinning, He wept again because the souls had not idea they were out of the will of God. In short, God said, If ANY man THINK he stand, TAKE heed less HE fall. I am praying for all involved, even the “christians” who has pronounced judgment without the Judger of all Judges. The Saints shall judge the world upon Christ’s return, and NOT before. Humbly submitted by a striving servant of Christ not Man.

      1. Mary Ruth says:

        Words well written can’t speak against the true word of God GOD has it all in His hand He is a God of no mistake whatever happen to Pastor Tims only God knows.I beleive before his death I’m sure there might have been forgiveness.because what can wash away my sins nothing but the Blood of Jesus regardless of the situation.

    3. Wanda Page says:

      The difference between man and God. Man looks at the physical and the natural of man. God looks and judge from the heart. I am reminded of King David who walked hard shoes in his biblical days much of which results from the choices that he had made in life. As a apparent concerned COGIC SAINT, pray for those who despitefully use and abuse. Quite frankly, allow our all powerful and mighty God do his job. Dr. Zachery Tims was a man of good and who was called for a purpose. He ran his race and finished his course. He has touched the lives of countless individuals and that is what matters. Let him rest in peace. My continual prayers go out to the children, additional family members and New Destiny. Let God Arise!!!!!

  22. Vanessa Hill says:

    It is what it is!There is a many child molesters, men raping women everday, but on the other hand if he does great things during this time & we don’t know? You have to give credit where it is due & let God do the rest. Heck no Molesters, Rapist, Murders are awful & by no means can we make it right & I’m not trying to my heart still goes out to his ex wife & especially his children!!!!!!!!

  23. Blessedvan says:

    Oh yea the focus is on his works!His wrong doings does not excuse him for the great things he has done & the hearts he touched it just saddened us as Christian to know that Satin took control of another one of God’s Creation! We have to keep battling Satin as long as were still here on this earth don’t worry your no exception! R.I.P. Dr. Zachary Tims u will be missed!

  24. Werfamily90 says:

    I am so sadden by Zachery Tims lost, and he will be missed tremendously. RIP

  25. Barbara says:

    Readers,please don’t connect all COGIC with whoever that concerned cogic saint was. I enjoyed Pastor Tims. I pray for his children and church family. If the Saints are so concerned, they would be showing more love instead of judgement. If God were to pull the covers off us all right now, I wonder what would be seen. Did not the bible say by the love we show to one another will men know we are His disciples? We seem to think it is how we look. So sad.

  26. nina glee hill says:

    Let’s Pray!!!It’s not what goes in that defileth the man,it’s what comes out,prejudiceness,ignorance,slander,backbiting,
    filthyness and just add to the list-now here is what I like-when I say “thank you Jesus”-that means that when he went to the cross-His blood-cleansed me-He took my sins with Him-He made away for me to go to the Father through Him-what I really like is that He took out of the hands of man the right to judge me-and said He will be the judge-and when He forgives -He doesn’t wait for a funeral or wedding to make me relive what has already been forgotten-He doesn’t wait until something special and important to happen in your life to remind how you sinned in the past-His way is “love”not the bright light on your life.He says come all ye that are heavy layden and heavy burden-He doesn’t get on the “hellaphone”and call up everybody and remind them of what you use to do.To those that are trying to pull back the “veil” try praying and asking God to hide you “behind the veil”-and don’t try to throw everybody under the bus -there are some sins and some sinful acts that God just don’t need our help in fixin!!
    Pastor Tims served God and was a servant to Gods people whatever he did in his personal time is between him and God-
    Are you the wheat or the tare??God is waiting on your answer!!!

    1. Missee says:

      @ Nina, Not really understanding why you sent this to me. Please advise. Thank you.

  27. Clementene Coleman-Bey says:

    Pastor Riva Tims, wishing you comfort at this time of loss and hoping you will find peace and healing in the many warm and special thoughts that are with you and your family now. Pastor Zachery Tims will truly be miss. May God continued to keep you in perfect peace. Much Love!!

  28. Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire Tims’ family this evening and tomorrow. God give them strength!

  29. Ms. PP says:

    Only the good die young. Pastor Tims was a dedicated man of God who put others before himself. He was responsible for the success of many – he was a great source of strength and encouragment to others and for his faithfulness, he will be rewarded. His work here on earth is done – my the work he’s done speak for him. My prayers and thoughts are with the Tims family and the ministry.

  30. My saddened heart goes out to the family of Pastor Tim. When will the modern Church age come to the reality that the race is not given to the swift nor to the participant but to he who finishes the race in the faith. Faith is not some believe system, it is the Truth concerning God. Belief is a byproduct of our conviction of that Truth. This is why our early Church Elders and Apostles were willing to give their lives for the Truth that overcame them. They loved not their lives unto death but at all costs sacrificed all they new in this life to make Heaven their home. I pray that somehow the Truth of scripture will absolutely prevail through this tragedy and that many souls will truly be born into the Kingdom of our Christ. Revelation 12:11, Revelation 22:7-21

    The difference between man and God. Man looks at the physical and the natural of man. God looks and judge from the heart. I am reminded of King David who walked hard shoes in his biblical days much of which results from the choices that he had made in life. As a apparent concerned COGIC SAINT, pray for those who despitefully use and abuse. Quite frankly, allow our all powerful and mighty God do his job. Dr. Zachery Tims was a man of good and who was called for a purpose. He ran his race and finished his course. He has touched the lives of countless individuals and that is what matters. Let him rest in peace. My continual prayers go out to the children, additional family members and New Destiny. Let God Arise

    Rev.J.P.Louberts

  31. great man of god my heart hurts I love the word, and his worship, and his teaching the word. to the family I will miss him but the words he spoke will always be their, also keep my family in your prays Min.Alferd McCornmick was shot down in miami florida this pass wednesday,HE TO WAS A MAN OF GOD M PRAYS GOES OUT ALL WHO LOST THEIR LOVE ONE. CUZ, JUST GOT A NEW JOB THE SAME DAY GETTING OFF THE BUS GUNSHOT BROKE OUT, ALSO KEEP NEW HAVEN CT. YOUNG BOYS 15,16, ARE BEING GUN DOWN, WE NEED YOUR PRAYS. LOVE YOU PASTOR ZACHREY TIMS, MIN. ALFERD McCORNMICK.

  32. WE NEED A WORD FROM THE LORD. R.I.P. TIMS, McCORNMICK JUST ONE WORD TO MOVE ALL DOTH TO CAUSE THE SUN TO SHINE TO GIVE US PEACE OF MIND JUST ONE WORD !!!!! MIN.ANGELA PEMBERTON.

  33. On behalf of our Pastor, Lawanta Bryant, we would like to exend our condolences to the Tims family & church. He has touched many lives. Our prayers are with you.

  34. Lelia Henderson says:

    May the Grace of God give rest and peace to the family of Pastor Zachary Timms. He was a wonderful man of God and a great motivator for many. Our hearts are sadden at his death and we will always love him for the work he had done in the Kingdom.

  35. MAY THE GRACE OF THE FATHER BE WITH PASTOR ZACHARY SOUL. HE WAS A POWERFUL MAN OF GOD. BLESSINGS TO THE FAMILY, AND CHURCH MEMBERS. OUR HEARTS ARE SADDEN BY THIS SUDDEN DEATH. WE ARE IN THE LAST DAYS, LET US CONTINUE TO KEEP THE OIL IN OUR LAMPS BURNING FOR JESUS. ONLY GOD KNOWS, BE ENCOURAGED.

  36. Evangelist Jennifer Shumaker says:

    Sorry for your loss, may God be with you all. Pastor Tim did teach and preach the gospel, I was really bless by how God used him. Hang in there, this to shall pass. You all are in my prayer.

  37. veronica williams says:

    god be with because he woke me up in sound mind and in spirit and i never met him but god is good and giving and he gave pastor tim a gift and he used it well. God take care of him and his on the last day we all need to br ready! Praise God my father and yours praise him! Cause we are all here for just a little while. love ronne