As the autumn leaves hit the ground, all eyes are turning South – to Orlando, FL – to be exact, as Pastor Riva Tims, celebrates the third anniversary of the church she founded, Majestic Life Church. The festivities kick-off on Friday, October 12 @ 7 PM with Pastor Tims and the Majestic Praise choir’s live CD recording entitled, “Access Granted”, with cameos by noted gospel artists William Murphy and Preashea Hilliard. Admission is free and the event takes place at Rejoice in the Lord Ministries, 8053 Gilliam Road, Orlando, FL 32703. A Pastor & Volunteer Appreciation Gala takes place Saturday, October 13 @ 6 PM at Majestic Life Church, 6782 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32810. The weekend concludes with one combined 10 a.m. Majestic Life Ministries service (there are usually 8 & 10 AM services) where Dr. Douglas Chukwuemeka (the pastor of the New Destiny Christian Church in Laveen, AZ) will be the special guest speaker.
Tims has recently been on the television and syndicated radio talk show circuit discussing her best-selling book, When It All Falls Apart (Charisma House). Now in its fourth printing, the book details her life with her ex-husband, Zachary Tims, a well-known televangelist and pastor who died suddenly in August 2011. They met in Bible school. He was a former drug dealer who had cleaned his life up and pursued the ministry with passion. They married and moved to Orlando where they started a church with six members in 1996. Membership eventually swelled to 8,000 worshippers over the next decade.
Then, things fell apart. Tims’ marriage ended over her husband’s extramarital affairs. Through it all, Tims’ faith deepened and strengthened her to triumph over betrayal, infidelity and tragic loss. Tims now feels especially well equipped to specifically minister to others who have gone through similar situations. Majestic Life’s mission statement is to minister, motivate, and mentor members to mature in Christ and maximize their lives to live the Majestic Life. “Riva Tims has walked through the valley of pain and lived to tell about it,” says J. Lee Grady, of Charisma Magazine. “She has walked through the fire…but she’s not bitter, sarcastic or discouraged. I know her story will restore hope to many who are ready to give up.” Visit www.majesticlifechurch.com for more info.