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Pastor Zachery Tims cause of death finally released

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According to the Christian Post, Madeline Tims, Zachery Tims mother, was not able to protect her deceased son and family’s name from “embarrassment,” the autopsy report was released.

After a long court fight, the New York City Medical Examiner released the autopsy report that reveals the cause of Tims’ death as a Cocaine-heroin mixture, Thursday, Dec. 19. Report: (he) died accidentally from "acute intoxication by the combined effects of cocaine and heroin," according to the NYC chief medical examiner's office.

The former megachurch pastor was found dead at the W Hotel in New York, August of 2011 with a powdery substance on his person at the age of 42.

Many speculated that the cause of death was drug related. In their 15-year marriage, former wife, Riva Tims, discovered affairs and drugs after many years of being married. The couple divorced before his death.

Zachery and Riva founded New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Fl. shortly after they married. They have four children together. Riva pastors ...

No mother wants her son’s name slung in the mud and name defamed especially after the good he did for the church, community and Christian world.

Tims was a charismatic speaker, people person, leader and he loved sharing the Word of God. He and Riva grew New Destiny Christian Center to a 7,000 membership. There is no doubt that he made an impact. He was also a regular host on TBN.

Our question to you: Does this story shake your faith as a believer?

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