Megachurch Pastor Found Dead in Times Square Hotel

Police awaiting Zachery Tims' autopsy results
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2011 3:45 AM CDT
Mega-Church Pastor Found Dead in Times Square Hotel
Zachery Tims, founder of a major Florida church, was found dead in a New York hotel room.   (

The founder of an 8,000-member church in central Florida was found dead in a W Hotel room in New York's Times Square this weekend, reports the New York Daily News. The cause of death will be determined by an autopsy. Criminality is not suspected, said police. Zachery Tims, 42, who founded the New Destiny Christian Center with his wife in 1996, divorced two years ago after he admitted to having an affair with a stripper. (Read more Manhattan stories.)

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