*The Christian Post says the late Zachery Tims’ church, New Destiny Christian Center, revealed on Friday one of the requirements needed for applicants looking to take over the senior pastoral role the charismatic preacher left vacant when he died in August.
Following a report last week that NDCC was about to announce its basic requirements that would be instrumental in selecting an effective replacement for the late pastor “soon,” Minister Samuel Anderson, an executive administrator of the church, told The Christian Post Friday that NDCC is seeking “a pastor that is part of a husband and wife team.”
According to Anderson, New Destiny is desirous of a pastor who is part of a supportive married couple, that would be committed to each other as they commit to the message and growth of the Apopka, Fla., megachurch.
This is not out of keeping with the history of NDCC, which, many will recall, began due to the hard work and commitment of pastors Zachery and Riva Tims. After relocating from Baltimore, Md., in response to a directive by Zachery Tims’ pastor, the couple moved to Florida and, after hard work and great dedication, built a ministry that would eventually grow to a membership of 7,500 in just ten years.
The Tims, who share four children, divorced in 2009.
Since the death of her 42-year-old ex-husband, who was found unresponsive in a New York City hotel room on Aug. 12, many members of the church have called for Riva Tims to take up the mantle of leadership and become pastor of the megachurch.
Read more at the Christian Post.