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Pastor Riva Tims is living the Majestic Life as a pastor, for more than fourteen 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 Baltimore, 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 is a survivor of a devastating transition which she refused to allow to abort her destiny, but instead used it to actually propel her towards her destiny.
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 in 2008 when God called her to pastor a new work. After much prayer and counseling, Pastor Riva accepted the call and in August 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, that they might live the Majestic Life! She is committed to training leaders by hands on mentoring and cultivating. Pastor Riva has also implemented weekly interactive Bible Studies that challenge and motivate members to grow in faith through fearless actions. She is also dedicated to the local community through many evangelistic outreach programs.
With humility and generosity of spirit, Pastor Riva captivates the minds and hearts of God’s children and helps them to lead productive purposeful lives. She is the Co-Host of the “Real Living with Riva and Secily” TV Show, the Host of the “Glory Of Gospel” on WCFB /STAR 94.5 FM Radio, 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.
Pastor Riva openly expresses her greatest joy in life is being a mother of love and excellence for her 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 time quality time with her children.