About Majestic Life Ministry
Pastor Riva has diligently served in ministry for most of her adult life. Even though she experienced a major personal transition in the midst, Pastor Riva continued to feel the powerful call of God drawing her to work in ministry for Him. Being obedient to His call, Pastor Riva led our first monthly Majestic Life Institute service at Orlando’s Crown Plaza Hotel in January 2009.
In April 2009, Pastor Riva had a great sense of urgency that God was mandating us to find a facility, so Majestic Life Institute would be properly equipped to offer all the outreach resources she had envisioned. Meanwhile, there were many challenges that the ministry faced. The vision far exceeded the ministry bank balance of 700 dollars. Then the questions began to surface, “How are we going to pay for a building?” In order to start and maintain an effective ministry, she further realized all of the enormous working difficulties and taxing sacrifice involved. Yet steadfast obedience to the Lord was and yet is Pastor Riva’s utmost importance.
In June 2009, Pastor Riva conversed with Pastor Christine Martin and she offered the use of their church, Ultimate Life Church, for Sunday evenings. On July 12, 2009, we held our first Sunday evening service. Subsequently in August 2009, Pastors Dave and Christine Martin informed Pastor Riva, that God was in the process of transitioning them from being a local ministry into an international ministry.
After extended discussions and negotiations in September 2009, Majestic Life agreed to purchase all of Ultimate Life’s sound equipment, chairs, pulpit podium, office furniture, as well as decorations, for over $100,000 over a two-year period. During this time Pastor Riva worked in a secular capacity and chose not to receive a salary from the church to ensure all the church’s financial obligations were met. Then upon officially assuming the lease, we thereby began Majestic Life Ministries. Believing earnestly, it was nothing short of a miracle, when the Lord allowed our obligations to Ultimate Life Church to be paid-in-full within the agreed time frame. And only through unwavering faith in God’s mighty hand was all of this accomplished!
Our first Sunday morning service as Majestic Life Ministries was September 6, 2009. A month later, we held our first official “Commemorating The Beginning” conference on October 9-11, 2009. Majestic Life marveled wondrously at God’s awesome power to orchestrate everything. And at years end, we held our first New Year’s Eve Service on December 31, 2009 to a packed house. Pastor Riva taught a powerful message titled, “Recover All!”
In 2011, Pastor Riva taught a message about the 5 spiritual crowns. During this time, the Lord gave her a vision of a new logo for the ministry. Conferring with Majestic Life’s Leadership Team, a new mission statement was also developed: “Our purpose is to Minister, Motivate and Mentor our members to Mature in Christ and Maximize our gifts to live the Majestic Life!” Each of the 5 crowns represents the 5 M’s.
Although Majestic Life has supported numerous programs and outreaches, one of the goals of this ministry is not to have an overwhelming calendar just for the sake of having programs. We are always mindful of families and endeavor to maintain a balanced ministry. Striving to ensure also that we are not simply facilitating man's agenda, but desire all of our members to fully develop and be all that God has called them to be and to live a Majestic Life!
Pastor Riva began this blessed ministry based on God's Word. You will often hear her relate that this ministry is not based upon one person, but we are one body. So she is fully committed to the mandate God has given her to grow the sheep and develop leaders.
Indeed, the Lord God of heaven and earth, through Christ Jesus our Savior, has allowed Majestic Life Ministries to accomplish a tremendous amount of ministry work in a very short period of time!
Majestic- Psalms 45:4-5
Majesty – Royal dignity of bearing or aspect; grandeur.
Dignity – The quality or state of being worthy of esteem or respect
4 In your majesty ride forth victoriously
in behalf of truth, humility and righteousness;
let your right hand display awesome deeds.
5 Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet.
Life Luke 17:20-21 (New International Version)
20 Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation,
21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within[a] you.”
Philippians 1:27-28 (English Standard Version)
27Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 28and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God.