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About PIHI Ministries

PIHI Ministries provides girls with foundational Christian principles and skills to develop a life of virtue, dignity, character and purpose. With a focus on proper etiquette and high moral values, classes are designed to instruct girls in manners and character development. 

We are committed to a personal and effective learning experience and wish to limit classes to 16 or less. Classes are held March through May and September through November for approximately 6-8 weeks depending on the class curriculum. We also host three summer camps Beauty Boot Camp Training Academy for girls ages 10-16.

Ministry Purpose

Our purpose is to disciple and equip girls to become women of God and passionate followers of Jesus Christ, committed to love and serve Him in every area of life.

Ministry Verse 

So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord--who is the Spirit--makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.

~ 2 Corinthians 3:18

Meet the Team

About the Founder & Director

Princess in His Image Ministries was founded in the August of 2010 by Candace Riner.

Candace is passionate about pointing young women toward the Truth found in God's Word. She wants girls to gain a reverent understanding of their Creator while embracing their value and true beauty. She is committed to teaching the principles of true beauty and a Christ-centered life while challenging girls down the narrow path to live an abundant and consecrated life for Christ. Candace's desire is to see God glorified and for girls to grow in a personal relationship with Him. 

Candace is uniquely qualified for her role having taught and worked with girls for over two decades.

She has over 19 years of experience as former instructor of dance and baton twirling, is a four-time Miss Arkansas Scholarship pageant contestant and competed in various pageants for ten years winning seven local and regional titles and one state title. 

Candace holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication. She and her husband Andy live in Western Arkansas. Andy Riner is Circuit Judge for the 18th Western Judicial District of Arkansas which encompasses Polk and Montgomery counties. The couple have been married for over 16 years and are members of First Baptist Church Mena, Arkansas. They previously served for over a decade at First Baptist Church of Hatfield, AR as Youth Sunday School teachers and with other church ministry projects. Andy and Candace have a passion for Haiti missions having traveled to the country 8 times to work alongside their friends at Joy House Ministries and the Great Commission Church in Gressier.

Candace has experience in marketing and design owning a business, SDG Marketing, LLC, as well as working for both Mena Newspapers and the Polk County Pulse. She also worked as Marketing Director for the Mena Advertising and Promotion Commission (City of Mena). 

Candace serves on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations: Masterpiece Ministries of Arkansas (Board Member and Media Director), Created in His Image Ministries (Co-founder & Secretary); The Barnabas Partnership (Secretary and Promotion), Christian Community Radio, Inc. - KAWX Radio (Marketing and Promotion). She also served on the Executive Board for the Ouachita Baptist Association on the Ministry Engagement Team as Women's Ministry Director (4 years), the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce (Board Member/Magazine Committee) and Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center (Past President/Events Coordinator/Former Interim Director).

In addition to her volunteer service and work with Created in His Image Ministries, she works full-time as Media Specialist and Children's Ministry Assistant at First Baptist Church of Mena, AR.

Andy and Candace Riner