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Over 5,000 attend funeral of pastor Zachery Tims

FUNERAL: Zachery Tims who was found dead in New york hotel room

ABOUT 5,000 people gathered to mourn Rev. Zachery Tims on August 20, as the mega-church pastor was laid to rest in Orlando, Florida.

The pastor, who led a congregation of 80,000 at the New Destiny Christian Center, was buried at the First Baptist Church of Orlando. Tims died in a hotel room in New York City on August 12. No cause of death has been determined.

Zachery Tims allegedly had a small envelope containing a white powder in his trouserpocket when he was found dead in a room at the W Hotel in Times Square.

“Oh, the church was packed," Herb McMillan, who attended the funeral, told Orlando TV station News13. “Just the memories that I had with him, talking with him one on one or in service. I had to be here to say 'thank you.'"

Bishop T.D. Jakes, pastor of 30,000-member The Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas, delivered the eulogy.

Tims' body was discovered when an employee at the W Hotel in Times Square went to restock the minibar in the pastor's room.

The most shocking revelation from the police report was the presence of a envelope containing white power on Tims' person. While there has been no official determination of what the substance was, many suspect the white power to be illegal drugs.

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