New Destiny Christian Center in Florida is preparing a special tribute service for the last Pastor Zachery Tims. In an announcement made by NDCC, they will be holding a special ceremony to honor him on Sunday, September 18, 2011.
They are asking others for their help in planning this tribute. By sharing personal stories of how Pastor Zach inspired them and how he changed their lives, NDCC wants to honor Dr. Tims in a special way.
The NDCC announcement read, “On Sunday, September 18, 2011 at the 9:00am & 11:30am services, we are having a Moving Forward Tribute Service for Pastor Zach and his legacy. It would be a honor to have your participation for this event. Please email your tributes / testimonies to firstname.lastname@example.org on how Pastor Zach motivated, inspired and changed your life through the word of GOD. All emails are due no later than Thursday, September 15, 2011.
Titled :TRIBUTE TO PASTOR ZACHERY TIMS.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.” -NDCC Family
The Christian Post reported it was not clear whether the tribute services will be broadcast live on NDCC.tv as Sunday services usually are.
On August 12, 2011 Pastor Tims was found dead in a New York hotel room. Dr. Tims passed away at the age of 42. Mourners, friends, and family remain in shock over his death. Left with unanswered questions, as the exact cause of death is yet to be determined. An autopsy was performed but was inconclusive. Toxicology reports are still pending.
Pastor Zachery Tims made a great impact during his ministry. Founding the Florida mega-church with a congregation over 7000, he led his sermons with a deep passion. His love for God inspired many, and led them to Christ.
Yet his life was not without controversy. He had a troubled youth. At the age of fourteen, he was convicted of attempted murder and was incarcerated for two years in juvenile facilities.
Dr Tims’ struggles in life twisted a shadowy presence after his death. Speculations still surround his death, but for many they have felt a great loss.
NDCC wants to hear the inspiring stories from those people who Pastor Tims’ life has touched. They want to know the impact his legacy shaped in the lives of those who knew him, in the lives who heard him preach.
The tribute for Pastor Tims will be held at NDCC on Sept. 18. Service times are 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. More information will be forthcoming.