Real People, Real Life and Real Faith
Real Faith is a radio program hosted by Eric Skattebo who has conversations with everyday real Australians about the impact faith has on their lives and the challenges we all go through.
“Also (in the Quran) He did not die a shameful death on the cross. Allah picked Him up alive so He didn’t have to suffer. So all Muslims know Jesus is alive.” Abida Peltola
“I looked at these kids who were looking at me. There was a stunned silence and I said, ‘I’m sorry guys, I’ve got nothing.” Dave Reardon after a failed attempt as a youth leader.
“I became a hard person but the truth of the matter was the minute I was on my own I was probably the most broken, miserable, sad and lonely person the planet.” Sheila Leech
“As a Christian you immediately lock into God. So he’s coming at us and I’m trying to think what to do and asking the Lord to show me.” Frank Carmody
“I can only put it down to God because we didn’t know. We didn’t know we could do it so we did it anyway.” Country music singer and presenter, Jane Kellaway.
Eric is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and became a Christian in high school when he attended a retreat led be international Christian speaker Ravi Zacharias. Shortly after graduating in 1983, Eric went to the West Indian island of St. Lucia to visit his brother serving in the Peace Corps and met his future wife Jean.
After their marriage in 1987, Eric finished his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications – Radio and TV and they began to serve as missionaries at the radio ministry Jean had grown up listening to: WIVV FM located on in Puerto Rico. Jean and Eric served there for a year and a half and Eric hosted the afternoon children’s program, "Club BMJ with Uncle Eric."
Later, Jean and Eric attended New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha, Wisconsin and this exposed them to missionaries from all over the world while learning God’s Word. After graduation, they served as radio missionaries with HCJB World Radio (Now Reach Beyond) in Quito, Ecuador before eventually relocating to Melbourne, Australia in 2003.
They have since served at various radio and family ministries – hosting and producing Christian radio programs heard on stations throughout Australia and internationally on short-wave radio.