Pastors Robert and Melissa Owen founded Impact Youth Outreach in 2013 as they felt God's calling to reach out to the youth of Swain County, NC. Since then, they have expanded upon that calling and opened Impact Church in 2015 to reach the entire community of Swain and surrounding counties. They truly love people, and love God, and passionately desire to see a change for God's Glory in Bryson City, NC and the surrounding area.
Pastor Robert is a graduate of Abundant Life Bible School as well as Life Christian University and he currently holds a Master's Degree in Theology. Pastor Robert is also a licensed Pastor by the authority of Victory Network (Pastor Don Karpinen) and Liberty Network International (Rev. Buford Lipscomb)