Pastor Robert has been ministering the Word through song and preaching since he was 18. He has had the privilege of serving under some great ministries. One in particular, was a youth group in South Florida, where he met his wife Melissa in 1988 and after some miraculous events were married November 1989.
Pastor Robert Owen along with his wife Melissa, served as the Associate Pastor, Music Minister, and Youth Pastor at Shema Christ Fellowship, formerly Margate Church of the Nazarene, in South Florida for nearly 8 years. Prior to that they also served as the Associate Pastor, Music Minister, and Youth Pastor at Word of Grace Christian Fellowship in Oakland Park, FL for 3 years.
In 2008, he and his wife and their children, Stephen and Amber, made a decision to obey the Lord's prompting to move to Georgia where they waited to hear from God on what their next step should be. During that stay in Georgia, their daughter Amber met and married her husband Mark White and they have a beautiful daughter, Kylie. The Lord opened the door for Pastor Robert and Melissa to move to Bryson City, NC and they moved forward with what God asked them to do next.
In the months that followed in Bryson City, Pastor Rob felt an urging to begin Impact Youth Outreach. That ministry was birthed on April 1, 2013 with the goal of striving to be a beacon of God’s light and love to the teens, young people, and the whole community of Swain County, pointing them to the cross and to the knowledge that Jesus Christ is the only way, the truth, and the life; that no man comes unto the Father but by Him. (John 14:6). It was also the time in North Carolina that eventually opened the door for Pastor Rob’s son, Stephen, to meet his future wife, and in June 2014, Candyce and Stephen were married and currently reside in Charlotte. Most recently, Pastor Rob and his wife Melissa launched the Impact Community Worship Center in August 2015 in Bryson City. They also host Revelation Revolution conference every year encouraging and empowering youth and young adults and winning the lost to the Lord.
Currently, Pastor Rob and Melissa live in Bryson City, North Carolina. Pastor Rob is a graduate of Abundant Life Bible School with an Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies and Theology. He is also a graduate of Life Christian University with a Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts and Theology. He is currently attending Life Christian University and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Theology 2016. Pastor Rob will continue his studies and will be working toward his Doctorate Degree in Theology.
Pastor Rob is currently a licensed Pastor by the authority of Victory Network (Pastor Don Karpinen) and Liberty Network International (Rev. Buford Lipscomb).