Pastor Riva Tims – ex-wife of the late mega-church pastor, Zachery Tims – understands first-hand the depth of pain experienced by those suffering through the process of betrayal, separation and divorce. Add to that the difficulty of suffering in the public eye, then add to that the trauma of sudden, debilitating grief, and you have the sum of a mountain of despair that seems insurmountable.
But Pastor Tims says she survived and came through fully healed, fully whole and full of hope because she “learned from a friend how to forgive him.”
Tims has written a book, “When It All Falls Apart: Find Healing, Joy, and Victory Through The Pain,” as a ministry to help others through tumultuous times.
She has teamed up with veteran magazine publisher the Rev. Charlene E. Cothran to get her message out. Tims will speak and sign books at a launch event, celebrating VICTORY, a Christian lifestyles magazine that Charlene Cothran Ministries launched last spring.
VICTORY party takes place Sunday
VICTORY’s mission is to minister to the needs of the churched and the unchurched, using biblical principles to address practical lifestyle challenges.
“Each article releases life-changing nuggets that are of great value to everyday life,” Rev. Cothran said.
“Pastor Tims’ story teaches that someone just like you was hurting deeply, but Tims made it through victoriously, applying proven biblical instructions. Don’t give up. The pain is temporary. It will ease. You will be whole again. You will have joy again,” Cothran declares.
The Anointed Release Party and Launch Ceremony for VICTORY Magazine will take place Sunday, July 1, 4 – 7 p.m. at the African-American Cultural Society, 4422 U. S. 1 North, Palm Coast. The public is invited to attend.
A silent auction will benefit The Pace Center for Girls. Delectable desserts and live entertainment by notable recording artists will complete the celebration.
This is a free event with guest registration at the door. Seating is limited. Call 386-283-5348 for more information.
Subscriptions to VICTORY are free by signing up online at www.VictoryMagazine.net.
VBS starts July 9 at First Church
First Church is committed to helping youth and has launched a Vacation Bible School, adopting a subtitle of “Character Beam Up!”
Vacation Bible School will open July 9-20, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The age groups are 5-8; 9-12, and 13-17. Bible study, arts and crafts, sports and liturgical dance are the components of the program.
First Church, the pastorate of the Rev. Gillard S. Glover, at 91 Old Kings Road North in Palm Coast, can be reached for registration at 386-446-5759
As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted and bereaved.