Pastor Rico Sharp Chimes In Knowing of Manipulation in Selecting New Destiny Pastor
This is from a pastor’s Facebook page that explains his role in New Destiny church and what he alleges has happened in the selection process.
Read the letter below which was posted on Dec. 18, 2011:
Good afternoon to face book friends but more so to my New Destiny Family. It is true and of no doubt that Paula White is the new pastor of New Destiny Christian Center. This is not speculation but true. I know!!!!! Pastor Dana and I will be praying for and standing with all of you as things develop. Dr Zach would have never put Paula in this place, neither did they have any relationship for the past four years. I know this because Dr Zach told me that she cut him off when he fell, so therefore he moved on from that connection.
There is a malicious story of deception, manipulation, and greed developing and surfacing about Paula White that will totally dishonor The Holy Spirit, Dr Zachary Tims, and the innocence of the NDCC family. The video that is now circulating from Dr. Hilliard about the deception and manipulation of New Destiny is not about the family members of NDCC but actually about the enticement, and misleading of the new pastor through the board of Pastor Paula to coerce and entice her way into this position of elders! Bishop I.V. Hilliard, Bishop Neil Ellis, and Bishop T.D. Jakes never saw this coming, neither do they approve this deceptive decision. They also have been misinformed and lied to also.
Dr. Hilliard told me everything that Paula did to manipulate this process and told me to that I can tell her that he told me (which I did). Dr Hilliard rebuked Paula personally and caught her in lies, and I also have confronted her personally and discovered lies and manipulation. There is a lot of corruption that has been going on behind closed doors and it hides behind the disguise of prayer, fasting and the voice of God. I personally know that NDCC you have been lied to, misinformed, and not taken to heart during this whole process. I fought for Dr. Zach’s honor, I for you as a voice behind closed doors, and I fought for the future and legacy of Dr Zachary Tims and the New Destiny family spiritual well being every since his death. I took a stand against Dr. Jamal Bryant when he tried to strong arm the Church and the order of the homegoing service on that first tuesday after the news of Dr Zach’s death while Paula ran out the door and abandoned the the leaders of NDCC!
I defended the the vulnerability of the family of New Destiny when the News Media came swarming in from everywhere to make a mockery of Dr Zach and New Destiny. I stood with Dr Zach and New Destiny during the tough transition when he fell and step backed from the pulpit. Especially now, I will not sit quietly or stand still when either Dr. Zach’s honor, legacy, and labor is being swindled or shattered, neither will I sit quietly when I know that this family that I have been a part of for the last 10 years has been maliciously misled, misguided, and misinformed. I have always stood for, protected, and supported both my Father in the Faith (Dr Zachary Tims) and the Family of New Destiny Christian Center with all my heart. It is impossible for me to know about the deception, manipulation, greed, and misleading and not blow the horn to expose hellish motives. I do not care what anyone says or think concerning this post- The TRUTH, must be told, and deception must be exposed!!!!! I have the video that Bishop Hilliard released and know first hand exactly what’s going on. I had a personal phone conversation with Bishop I.V. Hilliard about this whole deceptive process of selecting a Pastor for NDCC. The Board of Bishops, The Candidates of Pastors, the members of NDCC, and even myself have been lied to, deceived, misinformed, and preyed upon from the very start of this process for a successor!
Anyone reading this post can call me a hater, say I’m jealous, or anything else. That don’t make me one because someone call me one. I have our own successful ministry and a credible, reputable name and integrity. I will not put my name out on the line, unless the line has been crossed!!!
UPDATE: The rest of the letter is provided below due to the original place of origin has been shut down.
Although I have personally been trespassed against, criticized, manipulated, and discredited by someone I trusted as a general in the Body of Christ and Spiritual Mother in the Faith (Paula White) I will forgive, recover, and move on! However, to know that this whole ungodly, unholy, un righteous, masterminded scheme continues to involve the people that I have stood for and stood with I will not leave you uniformed for the sake of your heart, soul, and spiritual well-being. New Destiny Family, you know that my motive, morale, and ministry as well as my integrity, character, and personality has been proven to you many years ago. I am willing to lay everything that I currently have with The name or administration of New Destiny in order to protect, fight for, and stand with the people of New Destiny. The truth is that, New Destiny is not a building, or a name, or property, or a bank account, or a tv camera, or an office department, or even a board. New Destiny is the people of God who shows up to Church services on Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Thursday night. With out you the people there is no New Destiny. I never in all my years of serving Dr. Zach, and New Destiny family thought that it would ever come to this end, but enough is enough! God is not pleased, Dr. Zach is not pleased, Bishop Hilliard is not pleased, I am not pleased, and you shouldn’t be pleased or teased about this decision. I have nothing to gain about releasing this information. I know that I will be criticized, back lashed against, and retaliated against for coming forth! However, God is for me and my heart is pure. Yes, I was a candidate for all the right reasons, but before being a candidate, I was a son to Dr. Zach, and a servant to New Destiny family. I too have been violated during this process in many ways that I will not discuss publicly by Paula White. I am a man of honor and I would never dis-honor any of God’s anointed! However when you cross the line of honor, righteousness, holiness, and integrity into deception, manipulation, greed, and wickedness you need to be publicly exposed, rebuked, held accountable! There is no such things that God couldn’t find a couple to lead HIS Church, and HIS people! It’s all premeditated misleading. Paula lied to Bishop Hilliard, Bishop Jakes, Bishop Neil Ellis, the congregation, and myself. She personally stated that the new Pastor have to be a Married couple with a strong relationship, have Dr Zach’s DNA, and go before the Board of Bishops. None of that has happened in this whole deceptive process. This was a malicious scheme from the beginning and Bishop Hilliard and I now both know the truth and have teamed up to exposed and revealed this malicious deception. Paula White needs to go back to Tampa and stay in Tampa where she is called to! If you are a member of NDCC and want to speak with me personally, you may write me on my inbox. Remember, John 10:12,13 says he/she that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees, and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13- the hireling flees, because he/she is an hireling and cares not for the sheep!
Read the full letter at Pastor Sharp’s Facebook page (UPDATE: Pastor Sharp’s letter has been removed from his account so we added the entire letter above.