Pastors Robert and Melissa Owen were married in 1989 and have served in some form of Church Ministry most of their marriage. Afte moving to Bryson City in 2011, they 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 founded Impact Church in 2015 to reach the entire community of Swain and surrounding counties. They truly love God, and love people, and passionately desire to see a move of the Holy Spirit which will bring 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, where he graduated with a Master of Arts in Theology Degree Summa Cum Laude. Pastors Robert and Melissa are ordained ministers under Pastors Dr. Riley and Ann Grandel and Gulf Shore Life Center, Inc.
Pastor Robert is focused on teaching the Word of God and not opinion, thus going back to the Bible's orginal writings in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek to better understand the complete meaning of Scripture.