Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey to a casino executive and drug-dealing hustler, Christina Faith’s life journey is the kind of school-of-hard-knocks story that’s filled with all the complexities and nuances of a woman bound for greatness. After losing her father to overdose at nine years old, Faith’s mother worked hard to provide the best education possible to her children. That single-minded agenda led to Christina — a student with a deeply creative mind and a compassionate, justice-oriented heart — graduating from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Africana studies. She was the first and only college graduate of her mother’s children.
In 2006, Faith felt called to impact culture through the lens of progressive faith and enrolled in Eastern University, where she pursued a Master of Divinity degree. But the idea of merging her educational and ministry background with her love of the creative arts never left Christina Faith. She spent many subsequent years self-studying film and marketing. “I’m 100% self-taught. Got my MFA from YouTube and Google University,” Faith often jests.
After a decade of developing her craft through production projects such as Nickey’s Flesh, Grind House, and Haunted, Faith and her husband, photographer Allen Johnson, formed Creative Thought Media (CTM), a full service media company and artist collective. In December 2016, CTM released its first Internet web series, Single and Anxious, a captivating and entertaining journey through the relational tensions of crime and love surrounding urban millennials who are struggling with complicated life decisions.
A skilled director, producer, and writer, Christina Faith is a powerful voice; a visionary bringing to life stories that have been lost or marginalized in today’s culture.