The Reverend Zachery Tims was a troubled young man before he was
“miraculously saved, instantly delivered from drug addiction, and called into ministry,”
according to his megachurch, New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida.
When Tims was fourteen, the young hoodlum was convicted of attempted murder and went to juvie for two years. After finding God, though, he eventually came to be idolized by a congregation of more than 7,000 — and by a broadcast audience of millions via “the largest African-American religious network in the world.”