In the Beginning ...

How it all began

Galilee emerged from MinistryHouse and Charisma Media in 1998, evolving into a pioneering content company with a transformative mission: to make the world sustainable in every aspect, as intended at its creation, for generations to come, one story at a time.

From a small shared office, founders John and Shakila Olsen were inspired to launch the first apocalyptic magazine, Press. It quickly rose to prominence as a leading Christian publication in The Netherlands. From these humble beginnings, Press Magazine rapidly evolved into a trusted source for Christian content, dedicated to producing high-quality material with unwavering integrity under the publishing house Galilee. This steadfast commitment has driven sustained growth, establishing Galilee as a revered and reliable source of transformative and inspirational content.

Timeline

1998 The Birth of a Mission

John & Shakila Olsen are driven by a deep passion for helping individuals embrace and live their purpose in life. We believe in the power of unlocking potential and energizing those who are chosen to make a difference in the world. Our brand is rooted in the key values that shape Kingdom creation, and we express these values through every word and action we take. Join us on a journey of empowerment and transformation as we work together to create a brighter future. Galilee: Where Passion Meets Purpose.

2004 First Publication

Born from a heavenly assignment, Press Magazine was launched as an independent media platform with a common mission: defending freedom of speech, exposing the truth behind the facts, and interpreting the zeitgeist (See Matt. 16:3). It aims to raise awareness of these issues and proclaim them. Press Magazine filters and reduces the daily flood of mass media to focus on what truly matters. It does so through trustworthy reporting, authoritative news analysis, and best-in-class photojournalism.

2007 Transformation

Galilee has undergone a remarkable transformation, evolving into a bustling business hub. This metamorphosis was not only the result of our own business expansion but was also significantly influenced by the redevelopment of the surrounding area. As our company grew, we recognized the potential to create a dynamic synergy with the revitalized community, while simultaneously advancing the art of storytelling to a whole new level with marketing, branding, and content creation.

2010 - 2021 Making Impact

Evolving into a comprehensive content enterprise, Galilee's growth surged forward without pause. The company broadened its horizons, venturing into brand development, content creation, organising events and conferences, media production, broadcasting, digital media, and much more, diversifying its portfolio and amplifying its influence across a multitude of platforms, marking its ascent in the industry.

2023 NextGen

After evolving into a full-scale content company, Galilee's growth continued unabated, expanding its reach into events and conferences. In 2023, Galilee hosted its inaugural live stage event, 'NextGen,' a groundbreaking production aimed at reaching a generation that embraces the Kingdom Lifestyle, in harmony with Galilee's core values.

2024 and beyond

Even though many milestones have been achieved, this is still just the beginning. Driven by their unwavering passion, John and Shakila are determined to fulfill their purpose: reaching as many people as possible, encouraging and equipping them to live out their Kingdom purpose in life, and inspiring others to do so to. What lies ahead remains in God's hands, but one thing is certain—it will be extraordinary!

1998 The Birth of a Mission
2004 First Publication
2007 Transformation
2010 - 2021 Making Impact
2023 NextGen
2024 and beyond

Since 1998, Galilee has transformed into a dynamic, full-service creative communications agency. Evolving from a publishing company to a comprehensive creative powerhouse, we seamlessly integrate top-notch design, digital, and technical solutions. Clients trust us for expert guidance in communications, campaigning, and community building. Proud of our heritage and track record, we bring to life a vibrant range of iconic, diverse, and new voices through our books and productions, setting the stage for a legacy of groundbreaking publications. Pioneering change in the publishing industry, Galilee continues to be a trusted source of transformative and inspirational content, driven by a steadfast commitment to quality and integrity.

The 2004 editorial team

Galilee's first operational team, shouldering responsibility for all major tasks: editing, fact-checking, coordinating, designing, overseeing the intricacies of the printing press, and much more, scaling up a once small publishing house!

Life to Inspire ...

Today, we are ahead of the industry by working across the creative spectrum, collaborating with movie production companies and A-list audiobook narrators. We also include music production, dynamic conferences, and vibrant festivals that inspire and connect. Additionally, we provide comprehensive educational materials and programs designed to empower individuals and communities. Our reach is expanding to connect with readers through and beyond books in an ever-changing market.

Our founders laid the foundation for how we operate today, championing creativity, inclusion, entrepreneurship, and collaboration. "Life to Inspire!" is the life motto of John and Shakila, capturing their passion and mission to improve the world through storytelling. They believe in the transformative power of life stories, with each narrative having the potential to impact and transform the world for the better, one story at a time.

Join us on our journey and discover the Galilee difference in creative communications. Let's create great content together, impacting the world around us and making your vision a reality with Galilee.