Riva Tims Files Suit Against Church While Board Announces Paula White as New Pastor

Riva Tims Files Suit Against Church While Board Announces Paula White as New Pastor

Riva Tims sues church and Paula While new pastor

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Riva Tims, the co-founder of New Destiny Christian Center with her former husband Pastor Zachary Tims, has said on Thursday she plans to file a lawsuit against the church.

The Thursday morning news conference, filled with reporters and cameras, go the news first hand from Riva Tims. She has stated she will “no longer be silent” over who the church’s board members choice for pastor of NDCC.

The church members received a news release, only hours before Riva Tims spoke, announcing Rev. Paula White’s new position as the church’s senior pastor.
Many of the supporters said since Riva Tims should lead the church since she is one of the church’s founders. Apparently, Riva Tims agrees and has been grieving over what people have said about it. She contends that the church is “her heritage and legacy and that’s why she intends to challenge the board’s decision.” Source
 

Tims says the church bylaws make it plain that she should be pastor of the church.  She says she has tried to meet several times with New Destiny’s board and with White, but they have refused to meet her, reported News 13.

“I’m here to declare to you today that as a founder of New Destiny Christian Center, that I am the real mother,” Tims said to cheers.

Tims and her attorney are seeking to at least allow the congregation a final vote on who should be pastor of the church.