About Us

Why we do what we do

Authentic Media is a part of Authentic Christian Trust (ACT), which means that by working with Authentic Media, you are directly supporting the mission of ACT - to "proclaim the Authentic Christian Life" that is the real, genuine Christian life - where Jesus is alive in us.

How we work

First we listen really carefully as you tell us about your organisation and what you're trying to do. Then we will work with you to come up with a plan and implement it. This might look like designing a new logo or website. It may be helping with your marketing strategy or perhaps you're looking to communicate what you do through a video. Whatever it is, we get excited about helping organisations that promote the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Who are we

Here at Authentic Media we are all about promoting Christian ministries, churches and businesses through effective media. Authentic Media International Ltd is a part of Authentic Christian Trust, a registered Charity in New Zealand (CC55868). We are based at The Ark in Te Awamutu, New Zealand and work with organisations across the country.


Dave Firth


Dave is a passionate communicator and teacher - he worked at Capernwray for 10 years until founding Authentic in 2017. As well as being CEO of the trust, Dave is the director of Authentic Media.


Emma Adams

PA to the Director

Emma has worked in admin for over 5 years and enjoys helping and supporting with her organisational gifts. She is mum to two beautiful girls who fill her days with lots of joy. 


Sharon-Louise Good


Sharon-Louise spent 12 years in the computer / IT industry and over 10 years at Capernwray. Sharon-Louise also enjoys getting into the garden.


Lee Hanson

Agency Manager

Lee is a designer, dad and deacon; basically he likes the letter 'd'. He started Authentic with Dave, served overseas and is now back with the team. 


Jeremy Smith

Editor / Writer

Jeremy has worked as a journalist in the Waipa region and has now turned his wordsmithing skills to promoting the good news as editor of Authentic Men's Magazine and writer for Authentic Media.


Tania Samuel

Graphic Designer

Tania has a background in graphic design. She is a Mum of three children, enjoys being creative and loves using her skills to help serve ministries.


Blake Adams

Creative Lead

Blake loves to create things, from design and web to photography and videography. He especially loves to use these things to serve and promote the Kingdom of God.

Authentic Vision

We see Authentic as a gift from God. It’s not ours. It’s His – all of it. We believe that God has given us a clear mandate for being authentic in the marketplace. That means living and working with our eyes fixed on Jesus, regardless of the consequences.

Authentic Mission

To share His life (the life of the LIVING Lord Jesus) with all people we encounter. We know we’re called to be different, or as some translations say, ‘set apart’, so we want to do this with all aspects of our work; how we work, how we charge, how we treat our staff, how we spend money…basically, how we live!

Authentic Life

What we do is up to the Lord Jesus. After all, it is His life, not ours. Our team are highly skilled and experienced in graphic design, video production, web design, photography, strategic planning and more. Our focus is working with Christian ministries, churches and Christian-led businesses.

Our Values

These serve as our "filters" that we look to run everything we do through:


Tell the truth


Do what we say we will


Keep parties informed with accurate information


Encourage people in the Christian life


Remember that this is not about us