Zachery Tims Toxicology Report Delayed

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The toxicology results for Florida pastor Zachery Tims will not be released on Friday as previously reported.

The New York Medical Examiner's office said the report was not yet ready despite saying earlier the results would be available by today, The Christian Post reported.

The popular Florida megachurch pastor was found dead Aug. 12 in a New York City hotel room. There was speculation that his death was drug related, after a bag of a white substance was found in his pocket.

Tests were ordered on both Tims' body and the powder.

Investigators were reportedly considering the possibility that Tims died from a drug overdose.

The New York Chief Medical Examiner's office on Friday said the the toxicology results for Tims were not yet ready.

Before coming to Christ, Tims battled with drug addiction. He was always open about that part of his past.

After his death, supporters focused on the good they say Tims did with his Orlando-area New Destiny Christian Church. He was passionate about keeping kids off the streets and reaching out to those with a troubled past.

The church is still searching for a new leader.

Tims' ex-wife Riva -- who co-founded New Destiny Christian Church -- said she has gotten "an overwhelming response" from members "to come home and/or at least minister to them."

However, she said she hasn't been contacted by church leaders to serve in this capacity.

The church also denied that Paula White is serving as interim pastor. White preached at New Destiny following Tims' death, calling him her "spiritual son."

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