Karl Faase, CEO, Olive Tree Media
Karl Faase is the CEO of Olive Tree Media, a Christian ministry that has produced documentaries such as Towards Belief, Jesus the Game Changer seasons 1,2 & 3 as well as the new series released in 2022, Faith Runs Deep. Karl is the presenter of the Daily Nudge radio spots played on stations across Australia. Karl is Chairman of the Samaritans Purse and BGEA Australian boards and on the board of Sydney Prayer Breakfast. Karl is married to Jane, who is the Creative Director of Olive Tree Media and they have three adult children and five grandchildren.
In 1964 Donald Horne released the widely acclaimed book “The Lucky Country”. While Horne himself and others believe the title has been misused, part of Horne’s narrative, outlined in the book, is that “Australia is a lucky country run by second rate people who share its luck”. The role of the Christian church in our nation has been, as author Roy Williams has written, viewed as either minimal or malign in its influence. Is it time to rethink our history and challenge the prevailing narrative? It can be argued Australia was not lucky but blessed. Olive Tree Media has released a new series, Faith Runs Deep, which unearths stories or faith from our history and challenges the long held narrative. This is a view to be considered and communicated through the Christian schools network.