Impact Church began as Impact Youth Outreach, a ministry in Bryson City, NC aiming to reach the youth of Bryson City for Jesus. While Impact Youth Outreach is still existing, Impact Church was formed to continue to meet the needs of the community on a more regular basis.
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What to Expect
-A welcoming non-judgmental environment.
-A Family of Christ followers who are making an Impact.
-The Truth of Gods Word, not opinion.
-Growth; when we are willing to be used by God, He will and that includes growing us forward
-To be filled with God's wisdom and knowledge, that you may in turn pour out into other's lives.
-An interactive Impact Kids program, to engage your children and teach them biblical truths while you focus on much needed time in God's presence.
Come Join Us for a cup of hot coffee and the teaching of God's Word!
Leadership At Impact
Pastors Robert and Melissa Owen
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)
Billy has supported Pastor Robert and Melissa's God given vision since Impact first began. Being that Billy is a life long resident of Swain County, he has been able to give valuable insight into the real needs of this community. Billy is currently serving as an usher, intercessor, men's leader, and board member.
Lead Worship Team
Impact Worship is our team of dedicated musicians and singers who come prepared to be lead by the Holy Spirit, to lead others into a place of heart worship before the Lord. Aaron [Bass], Robert [Drums], Melissa [Piano], Cheyenne [Supporting Vocals], & Amber [Guitar / Lead Vocals]