No foul play was suspected as of late Sunday, police said, in the death of megachurch pastor Zachery Tims, who was found dead in a New York City hotel room on Friday afternoon.
The New York City medical examiner has yet to publish the cause of death, according to the Associated Press.
Tims, 42, was senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Fla., which he founded in 1996 with just six members. The growing church now has about 8,000 members. Tims also appeared on TBN's "Praise the Lord" program.
New Destiny's Web site claimed Tims' audio and video messages have reached over 100 million homes worldwide.
Since the news of his death first broke, supporters have poured out their condolences on Facebook and Twitter.
Some of the messages include:
Heavenly Father, thank you for gracing us with your gift to the Body of Jesus in Pastor Zachary Tims. To the Tims & NDCC Family, may ABBA comfort your hearts. We love you!
God has called you to do work from above. I never attended a service of yours but have listened to you for years via 102 Jamz on Sunday mornings. Your personal messages will be forever cherished but missed more. My family and I send our condolences your family and 4 children and New Destiny CC. RIP Pastor Tims.
My thoughts and prayers for Pastor Zachary Tims of New Destiny Christian Center in FL's family and congregation. May you RIP in God's love
The church's Web site said Tims was "miraculously saved, instantly delivered from drug addiction, and called into ministry."
He has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Towson State University and a Bachelor's degree in Theology from Maranatha Bible College.
Tims has written his life's story in a book titled "It's Never Too Late," which was published by Charisma House Publications in 2006.
He is divorced and survived by four children, according to Christian Post.