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According to a statement by a law enforcement official, and reported last night by the Wall Street Journal, Pastor Zachery Tims had a white powdery substance on his body when he was found deceased in a Times Square hotel this past Friday evening.

WFTV in Orlando is reporting that the medical examiner said an autopsy on Monday was inconclusive as to the cause of death.   More tests will have to be done over the next few weeks to determine the cause of death.

The Wall Street Journal story contends that a law enforcement official has said that police found a glassine (very thin and smooth paper that is air and water resistant) envelope with a white powdery substance inside the right pocket of his shorts.

The white powdery substance is believed to be narcotics.  Another law enforcement official told the Wall Street Journal:

What that white powdery substance is and whether it played a role in Mr. Tims’ death is still to be determined.

Police found no trauma to the body and at this point foul play is not suspected.

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Comments (9)
  1. mt says:

    i do not post comments because they are pretty much pointless, but did want to comment on this. to be honest, i did not care to listen to him, as 99% of anyone who comes on tbn, but when i found out he was dead which was while i was looking for something else, i thought was another rumor and thinking its not true, i had no idea it was possible drug od or anything, but when i looked it up to find it was true, the rest of my day was ruined, not because of his title, position or whatever, but i just felt bad and it made me think about how my problems are still solvable as im still in the land of the living. then i became more angry than sad because if it was a drug overdose, which i hope it wasnt, but if it was, thts just whats wrong with church folk, from bishops on down. i was angry because if it was, this man did not have to die in that condition, but as with all these famous preachers, gospel singers too his previous sins were condoned, the sin that found him out (thts in the bible). how in the world can you be surrounded by a hundred other preachers and supposed saved ppl all over the world , not to mention your family and not one of them know your on drugs, but they are annointed??? and they dont know, but your still preaching, just like still having an affair and still preaching, because of the judge not lest ye be judged rah rah rah. first, judgement begins at the house of God, how can two walk together except they be agreed, somebody in his circle of pastors and bishops knew if he was on drugs, just like they knew about the affairs, but they didnt care, because the majority are doing the same thing. that is what makes me angry, that he could still be alive today if under right leadership who will call a spade a spade, and not lift you up and uphold you in your wrong doing, instead of these wolves that the bible speaks about but ppl wanna turn their heads and twist scriptures, touch not Gods annointed, the ppl who say that obviously dont know what that word means. having a big church, nice cars, a trophy wife, does not make you annointed, and because someone has those things and a title does not mean God called them to preach. The annointing of God causes you to act like the True and living God, when no one is looking, you do the right thing, whether your a garbage man or a preacher, when your annointed you dont go from one sin to the other just like the world and dont feel convicted. As a matter of fact the Holy Spirit does not dwell in an unclean temple, darkness and light dont mix. the annointing of God causes you to love ppl in their sin, but love them so much you will never uphold them in their sin, to care about souls going to hell, not material things, only souls and people who are hurting. and the annointing causes you to love what God loves and hate what he hates. Jesus said if you love me you will keep my commandments. Jesus didnt knock people down in their sin, but he didnt condone, he said he came not to bring peace but a sword, he was crucified because he offended many, was wasnt popular and well liked, you cant serve two masters, he was hated because would not condone sin, we cant call ourselves christians and do antichrist things. I am saying all this because i am tired of people esp those who dont even know God being the cause of others to end up in zachery tims situation, again this is if he did od. i am not saying he did, never crossed mind, but if that was the case, his blood is on somebodys hands, i say all this because im not a famous preacher, not a preacher at all, but i know the Power of the Holy Ghost, and even if you make a mistake, or begin walking in sin again as I did, it will grieve you, you will never be the same again, you will want to do right and feel bad when you mess up, and when theres nobody there to help you and people are condoning the sin, that does not help a person. if ppl keep playing, hes not going to be the last we hear about losing theiir life. God is not mocked, we all shall reap what we sow, title or no titlle, Chose ye this day whom ye shall serve

      1. johnny r says:

        enough said, amen

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  2. Vivian C says:

    First of all we are suppose to be known by what we’ve become not what we have been. Nobody is perfect. Fact: he was found in a hotel room, Fact:: He’s dead. that is the only facts we know for sure. Do you know for sure he had drugs are was it just reported to discredit him. Lets take the church out of it. for a minute. He is a dad. he has children.plus he is only human.everyone makes mistakes in their lives that is a fact, anyone who says they haven’t is a liar.The church knew what his past life was , and the church excepted it, and everyone went on with their lives. The pastor or reverend or whatever you call the leader of your church is not your God. Stop worshiping them. Only God should be worshiped and is eternal. Man like everything else on this earth is temporary. Leaders of the church is only there to give you the basics to find God , not to be made into Gods. This why people has so much to say when a big time pastor dies, because they forgot what their role was suppose to be.Many are called, few are chosen, just like everything else in this world the wrong people sometimes answered the phone for personal gain and fame. Can anyone says who is wrong and who is right or who was called and who was not. If people leave the church on account of what the leader of the church has done then you went to church for the wrong reason. if you join the church on account of the name and fame , you join for the wrong reason. the goal of the church is to lead you to God, and then you decide whether or not to make God your personal savior and then you spread the good news to someone else. . Its not about who teaches you its about God., its about whether you seek God for yourself. At the end of the day its not the leaders who is going to stand before God , its you. You can’t sit in judgement of no one else only God can judge. My deepest sympathy goes out to Pastor Tims Family. especially the children, because they will always have unconditional love for their father and their love for him will not be swayed by what others think, but by the man that he is to them. He came to do what he was destine to do. He done what he came to do and now he’s gone on. No one knows the hour of our death or the place when we leave this earth. No one is perfect in the flesh, only the spirit is perfect.

  3. johnny r says:

    MT, you spoke a true word…..It is time for the true church to come forth. Jesus himself said in Matthew 7:21- 24 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

    22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

    23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

    His death is a sad thing to here about, but God know those that are truly his…God protect what is his and the devil in hell can and will not proveil against the true church and true/real people of God. In the end God does win and the true Church of God will proveil. I think that God has

    had enough of the foolishness that these so call men of God is doing behind close doors. He is exposing all of their dirty works to be brought to an open shame. Only God know the truth.

  4. Angela w says:

    My pastor was torn over this he took a look at hisself and preached a sermon called do not let your sin find u out and it his touched me that scripture is deep

  5. Clara says:

    I just have a question. Does commitng a sin after you have accepted Jesus as your savior, make you a sinner? If so ,was Christ shedding His blood for your sins that weak , that it can’t redeem you if you mess up? If that be the case all christian are in trouble,you’re not true , because every day you commit some kind of sin,maybe its just not, what we call the high ranked sins like murder, drugs, alcohol fornication, but what about backbitting,mudering with your tongue,diobedience,gluttony, ooh but I guess those are’nt really that bad. REALLY!!!!!!

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