Tuesday, August 16, 2011


A MEGA-CHURCH Pastor found dead in a Times Square hotel room was found with an envelope of white powder in his pocket, cops say. 
Multimillionaire Zachery Tims's death remains a mystery after the autopsy proved inconclusive, so cops will now test the substance to see if it sheds any light on his mysterious death. 
The founder of the New Destiny Christian Center, which boasted of a membership of more than 8,000 people, claimed on his website that he'd overcome a drug addiction and became a pastor because "God had a greater plan."
But now it appears he may have been tempted again, during his stay at the luxurious W hotel.
It wouldn't be the first time he had fallen into temptation. 
In his memoir, "It's Never Too Late," he writes that he was convicted of attempted murder at age 14 and spent two years in juvenile facilities.
His ex-wife Riva Tims also claimed in court papers that it was her husband's alleged "multiple and repeated extra-marital sexual affairs" that drove them apart.
Tims preached the "prosperity gospel," which is the belief that God answers the prayers of those seeking success, according to The Orlando Sentinel.
According to divorce documents, he was an example of his own theology earning about $33,400 a month in 2009. 
It allowed him a $2.2 million home near the Windermere, FL church, a $1,500 a month clothing budget, a 2004 Hummer and a 2008 BMW. 
A spokeswoman for the city medical examiner declined comment except to say that toxicology and autopsy results are pending, as did one from the NYPD.

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