Bishop T. D. Jakes’ Remarks at Funeral: He Knew Two Sides of Pastor Zach Tims
Bishop TD Jakes and many others had much to say about their fallen friend, son and brother in Christ at his homegoing service. He explained in very interesting words that Pastor Zachery Tims had two sides to him. There was a side many of his followers knew and adored but there was also a side that was filled with despair and turmoil.
Read below some of the comments from Jakes’ and others who gave their final words to Pastor Zach.
Bishop T.D. Jakes, pastor of The Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas preached the eulogy. “The greater the light, the greater the heat. If you stand in the light long enough, the light burns…. His death is a wake-up call for all of the clergy to slow down. You’re moving too fast,” Jakes preached.
The Church Lady Blogs had a report stating: Bishop Jakes went on to say: “The names represented two different sides of the same person, just as “Dr. Tims” was different from “Zach.” He explained the two sides of Zachery Tims:
“Dr. Tims — the charismatic, compassionate spiritual leader who ministered to imperfect people — and Zach, who was an imperfect person himself.
Jakes gave some personal knowledge of who he knew as ‘Zach”:
“I thought I was the only one who know how unhappy Zach was, how broken he was, how afraid he was if anybody was to see any flaw in him. He tried hard to heal himself, to fix himself,” said Jakes.
Later in the sermon he said, “I don’t know what happened in that hotel room… but it was Zach who died and Dr. Tims who stood up.’’
Jakes said Tims sometimes reminded him of a mischievous child who knew he was too cute to scold.
“Zach had a way of acting like he was your kid,” Jakes said. “He would come into your house and go straight for the refrigerator. You couldn’t say anything, because he’d bust that big old grin on you.”
Even Paula White stated: “He smiled with his eyes. His eyes showed the depth of his soul.”
Pastor Paula White of Without Walls International Church in Tampa recalled Tims speaking of his death weeks prior:
“If I die, and I don’t want to die, I want you to know I’m saved and going to heaven.”
This reminds us of how its always said that when someone passes on, they knew their time was coming. Either in words or actions, some people will express death in what they do weeks and days before it actually happens.
“In his young age, he circled the globe and set goals that many would never even imagine. He fathered four beautiful children and in his 42 years, fathered thousands and thousands of spiritual children. He did a lot in those 42 years. We must take that mantle. Let us not take his death in vain.”