- Faith Channel
Our Vision is to build Faith Channel into a large media distribution company that impacts the lives of the people we touch, from our user audience to our content providers, advertisers, affiliates and our employees and their families. Our mission is to raise the bar for Christian Entertainment. Through our content providers and FaithChannel original content we will tell stories that expose the world to the love and hope God provides. We at FaithChannel feel strongly that we can have significant economic impact for our shareholders, management team, employees, content providers, affiliates, and advertisers. We also believe we that through our content we will have great spiritual and social impact on our worldwide viewing audience.
Founder & CEOTim Gray's passion for his faith and for film has urged him to discover new, creative ways of combining the two for over 30 years. Always forward thinking, he streamed Washington For Jesus - the first major Christian event and one of the first live events online - in April 1996 with Mark Cuban, a RadioShack phone, and a sign overhead reading, "Don't Hang Up!". Since then, he's been part of many other firsts, including negotiating the first religious program on E! Entertainment, launching the first Faith in Film panel at Sundance Film Festival starting in 2015 to standing-room-only crowds and receiving the only invitation extended to an American to speak on a panel of experts discussing film distribution at the Chinese International Film Congress in Beijing in 2017.
After two decades of experience in ministry and media, Tim launched Gray Media in 2004. Transitioning from traditional media into the streaming era, Gray Media represents many of the largest churches and nonprofits and distributes films and programs in over 150 countries and on platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Studios and Apple TV.
In the past decade, Tim had some life-altering setbacks, including bankruptcy, marital separation and battles with addiction within his family. He had lost all hope but through rediscovering his faith in Christ, his life, marriage and family were restored, which led him to create Faith Channel to help people experience hope again and encounter the God who rebuilds, renews and restores.
Co-Founder & COOJohn Stewart, a USAF veteran, has been working in internet based technology since the early 1990s. While living in Southern California he got his start creating small footprint, internet based video games and developed web based solutions for clients such as Billabong, Kenwood, Cedar Sinai and others. In 1995 John accepted Christ and had a vision that one day he would be used to advance the Kingdom of God through the use of web technology. John relocated to Seattle accepting the position of Vice President of Interactive and Imagio Technology Marketing and Communications. Soon after John co-founded an internet start up that was initially named DailyShopper.com, the company name was later changed to DS Retail Technologies. This company serviced many of the top retailers in the US and was later sold to Tribune, Gannet, and Knightridder who later rebranded the company as ShopLocal.com. John is currently the Founder and CEO of FaithNetwork, a web services provider to Church and ministry. John currently serves as current partner and Vice President of Technology and Operations for FaithChannel.