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