Zachery Tims Death: Church Denies Paula White Is Interim Pastor
According to our source, despite recent reports that Paula White has been serving as the interim pastor of Zachery Tims’ New Destiny Christian Center (NDCC), a representative at the Florida church denied on Tuesday that the Without Walls International Church pastor was serving in such a capacity.
NDCC Minister Samuel Anderson told the Orlando Sentinel over the weekend that White was serving as interim pastor and providing the NDCC congregation advice and spiritual guidance.
In an effort to confirm the news, The Christian Post contacted NDCC Tuesday afternoon and an unidentified representative at the church denied the report that Pastor White was the interim pastor of the Apopka megachurch.
White preached at NDCC on Aug. 21, the day after Tims’ was buried.
“As many of you know, Pastor Zach was my spiritual son and I had known him since I was – I’m 45 years old – and I’ve known Pastor Zach since I was about 21, 22 years old,” White told the NDCC congregation.
“We have enjoyed a very fruitful relationship for many, many, many years,” White said.
Tims, 42, was found dead Aug. 12 in his room at the W Hotel in New York City’s Times Square.
NDCC had a succession plan but it was not updated before Tims’ unexpected death.
The church’s ministry began its search Monday for an official replacement.
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