Riva Tims Announces Special Gathering to Remember Husband on Birthday


Riva Tims, the ex-wife of Zachery Tims, announced Tuesday that a special gathering would be held next week to remember the late pastor on his birthday at the Florida cemetery where he was buried last summer.

Tims, who recently revealed in an interview how her marriage to the late charismatic preacher fell apart due to infidelity, shared in a post with Facebook followers Tuesday afternoon:
“The Children of Dr. Zachery Tims will be remembering their father on his birthday with a special memorial gathering on Wednesday, April 18th 2012. It will be a brief program but you are welcome to join them at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road, Orlando (Gotha) FL 34734 at 6:30pm.”
Riva Tims recently sat down for an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and shared how her marriage to Tims became broken when the former leader of New Destiny Christian Center began to succumb to the pressures of becoming somewhat of a “celebrity pastor.” The couple founded New Destiny Christian Center in 1995 in Apopka, Fla., not long after getting married. The pair eventually grew their ministry from a handful of congregants to 8,000 members. It was around that time, according to Riva Tims, that she noticed a breakdown in their marriage — and the primary warning sign was the frequency with which her husband traveled.
“It was always a reason why I couldn’t go,” Tims told CBN. “That’s when I knew.”
Eventually, she became aware of an affair, but 42-year-old Tims appeared more focused on keeping his ministry together rather than healing their marriage, according to his ex-wife.
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SOURCE: Christian Post
Nicola Menzie