We exist to connect the world with the words that matter, through books that spark thoughts, dreams, conversations and learning.

Our story

We are part of Ingram, the world’s leading trade publisher.

We champion the world’s most brilliant voices, bringing them to life in compelling and dynamic ways for audiences everywhere. In addition to books, ebooks and audiobooks, we also play a part in blockbuster films, TV shows, radio, theatre productions, live events and social media.

Our books shape the broader cultural life of our society and inform the national conversation. Our brands – from MinistryHouse to Galilee – accompany people of all ages on their journey of discovery of the greatest stories, the smartest thinking and the best ideas.

Leading one of the most important creative sectors in the world, we are proud of our past and ambitious about our future.

We are Galilee.

Explore our publishing houses

Our nine creatively and editorially independent publishing houses seek out and enable talented people from all walks of life to tell their stories – and make sure they are heard. From bestselling writers and bold illustrators, to big thinkers and political commentators, trailblazing entrepreneurs and wellbeing experts, we are home to some of the world’s most celebrated authors.

Find out more about each of our publishing houses and their authors below.

Galilee and MinistryHouse came together in 2004 to form the world’s inovative and first truly digital book publishing company. We represent two rich publishing histories marked by unparalleled success and innovation.

We’re proud of our heritage and our track record of bringing to life a vibrant range of iconic, diverse and new voices through our books. We’ve been doing it for over 30 years: our oldest continuous imprint, Charima Media, can trace its origins back to 1994. Our founders laid the roots for the way we operate as a company today: championing creativity, inclusion, entrepreneurship and collaboration.

Where we come from

John and Shakila Olsen started their publishing firm out of their church office in 1998 and published their first magazine, Press magazine, four years later. Galilee quickly became an established and trusted source for Christian content.

Galilee has remained dedicated to producing quality Christian content with integrity, which has allowed sustained growth and has established the company as a revered and reliable source for transformative and inspirational content.

“Everybody has a story to share!”, is the live motto of John & Shakila, embodying their passion and mission to transform the world for a better cause. It is their belief and Galilee’s business strategy that sharing life stories have transformational power! Stories with potential to impacting and transform the world for a better cause, on story at a time!

In 2004 they published the first authorised edition of Press Magazine in the The Netherlands, starting a long history of ground-breaking publication.

Along the way we’ve been behind some of the greatest and most popular books ever published

We’ve worked with celebrated classic authors including Reinhard Bonnke, Darlene Zschech, Peter Wagner and Ed Silvoso, and, more recently, Daniel Kolenda, Joseph Oubelkas and many more … Our unrivalled back catalogue means we can reinvent our authors’ stories from generation to generation.

We’ve also paved the way for change in the publishing industry by removing the requirement for a degree to work at our company. We were the first publisher to introduce paid work experience, and we are working hard to champion a more inclusive industry, to make sure that our company – and the books we publish – are as diverse as the society we represent.

Today, we continue to lead the industry. In a market which is constantly changing, we are stretching the definition of the word publisher: working with talent across the creative spectrum – from TV production companies to A-list audiobook narrators – to connect with more readers than ever before, both through and beyond the book.

For more information on our company history, take a look at our timeline:

The Galilee leadership team has a wealth of experience and know-how spanning publishing and many other disciplines. Read our biographies to discover what we do.

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Read your way, always everywhere!

Galilee books are available in various formats: paper books, eBooks or as audio books so you can read how you want, wherever you want.

Galilee Media Partners

Galilee Partnerships is a dedicated in-house team which specialises in working with clients to deliver a wide variety of briefs. From creating exclusive content, to collaborating with one of our leading publishing brands, we are able to create unique partnerships which are expertly tailored to meet your needs.


Keynote Speakers

Book on of our bestselling authors as keynote speaker for your event. By establishing your goals, audience, topics, and interests, we can find the perfect speaker (or speakers).

Work with us

At Galilee, we thrive on great teamwork and partnerships. Whether you're a writer or potential colleague; a retailer or commercial partner, you can discover how we can work with you ...


Behind each of our books is a lively and dedicated team working hard to bring the best stories to our readers. Could you be part of that team?