Trump’s spiritual adviser installs son as pastor after citing a ‘prophet’ who died from mixing cocaine and heroin
The popular Florida televangelist — and President Donald Trump’s spiritual advisor — Paula White has put her son Brad Knight in charge of the New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, reports the Christian Post.
She explained her decision to congregants.
“From the day that I came here, which was, you guys know the story. One day I’ll share everything about how Dr. Zach, thank you Dr. Zach for the price you paid to be a founder and found this ministry and the faithfulness,” White said. As the Post notes, she was making a reference to Zachery Tims, who suffered a fatal overdose in New York City in 2011.
“You know many people, elder knows this, but we go way, way back. I knew Dr. Zach in Baltimore and just the eagerness as a son,” she continued.
“Prophetically he gave me a word prophet, that in 2005 I was in New York and he calls me, ‘Ma, ma, where are you?’ and I said ‘I’m in New York.’ ‘Are you OK?’ And he prophesies to me a word that wouldn’t make sense in 2005. Writes it down. But it would make sense in 2019,” she said. “And sometimes the prophetic like that it seems mysterious. It won’t make sense at that moment. And everything that he prophesied would come to pass to bring this to this point. And I will share that in the fullness [of time].”
While her son helms the church, White plans to open 3,000 more along with a university.