Pastor Riva Tims
Pastor Riva is living the Majestic Life as a pastor, for more than fifteen years, a mother, motivational speaker, and an entrepreneur. Pastor Riva’s inner beauty, gentle spirit and passion for Jesus are an inspiration to those who want to know Him. Through prayer, patience and perseverance, Pastor Riva is blazing a trail for God’s kingdom and is fulfilling her destiny.
The Maryland native was raised in a Christian home with her identical twin sister, Rená. Excelling in her leadership roles in her church in Maryland, Pastor Riva was elevated through the levels of ordination as a deacon, minister, and elder and eventually she was ordained a pastor.
Pastor Riva has a deep passion for needy and hurting people, out of which a mission for outreach and evangelism evolved. She is the C.E.O. and founder of Majestic Life Institute (MLI). MLI was designed to enhance individuals by delivering quality resources: spiritual, psychological, educational, financial, and physiological. While doing the work of the ministry through MLI, possibly her greatest challenge came when God called her to start a new work after surviving a devastating transition in her life. With much prayer and counseling, Pastor Riva accepted the call and in September 2009, Majestic Life Ministries opened its doors as a local church.
The mission of Majestic Life is to minister, motivate, and mentor members to mature in Christ and maximize their gifts in Him to live the Majestic Life! She is committed to training leaders by hands on mentoring and cultivating. She is also dedicated to the local community through many evangelistic outreach programs.
With humility and generosity of spirit, Pastor Riva helps God’s children to lead productive purposeful lives. She is the Co-Host of the “Riva and Dee” TV Show, the Host of the “Glory of Gospel” Radio Program on 94.5 FM, and she has her own health and wellness company. Not only was she nominated by Gospel Now Magazine for the 2010 People’s Choice Award, but she also received the National Association of Professional Women Woman of the Year Award 2010/2011 and in 2012 Yolanda Adams presented Pastor Riva with the Lady of the Year Award. Pastor Riva’s book When It All Falls Apart was released in March 2012 and her CD project “Access Granted” release Oct 2012 on her record label Zion Records.
Pastor Riva openly expresses her greatest joy in life is being a mother of love and excellence for her four children. She devotes most of her spare time to the special needs of her son and children like him born with cerebral palsy. In her quiet moments she enjoys reading, performing arts, history and spending quality time with her children.