Also in 2007, the as part of an investigative series on the Whites and their church, reported that an independent audit showed the couple and Without Walls ministries brought in nearly million in 2006.
The separate probes into organizational finances and possible personal misuse of donations ended in 2011 without any charges or conclusions against the Whites and their church.
Still, Without Walls, which had added a satellite church in Lakeland, fell deeply into debt.
In 2008, a Christian credit union threatened to foreclose on both Without Walls locations, citing failure to maintain payments on approximately million in loans.
Paula left the church after the couple filed for divorce and devoted her time to Paula White Ministries.
And within a year, she vows, “they’ll be fighting over seats. The suspicious circumstances surrounding his death—an unexplained envelope of white powder was found on him, and his mother won a court battle to keep the toxicology report sealed—were yet another blow to a church that had already been fractured by Tims’ personal behavior.
In 2007, Tims confessed from the pulpit that he had had an affair, with a Parisian stripper no less, sundering his picture-perfect family.Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here. (RNS) The main thing Paula White shares with Donald Trump – apart from faith, which some in the religious community doubt – is the celebrity gene.Apopka preacher Paula White, who gave Tuesday's invocation in front of the Orange County board of commissioners meeting, recently appeared on a televangelist program where she said defying President Donald Trump was akin to "fighting against the hand of God." Without specifying how big that hand might be, White said God was responsible for Trump's presidency on a television show hosted by Jim Bakker, a disgraced televangelist convicted of fraud who has been telling people that Christians will start a civil war if Trump is impeached.At one point, Paula’s separate broadcast business, Paula White Ministries, was bringing in ,000-,000 a week, according to the . Paula credits Jakes, pastor of the black megachurch The Potter’s House, with catapulting her career to stardom when he invited her to speak at an African-American women’s conference in 2000.White, like Jakes and the late Tims, is a strong proponent of the controversial prosperity gospel, theology that advocates that the more money worshippers put into the church or ministry, the greater their return.White, who's known as Trump's "God whisperer" and chairs his evangelical advisory board, leads a congregation of 10,000 at her predominantly African-American megachurch New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka.