North Carolina

Reaching Refugees in North Carolina

The Bahms
Kyle and Doreen Bahm with their daughters Avi and Shiloh

Kyle Bahm first started working in full-time ministry with young people in the after-school program at UrbanPromise in Camden, New Jersey. Doreen and Kyle met at UrbanPromise and married in 2013 in Malawi, where Doreen is from, and then worked an UrbanPromise site in Miami, Florida running after-school programs and summer camps. God then called Kyle to work in the church, so he interned at Fellowship Alliance Chapel while working on his Masters at Crown College and licensing through the Metropolitan District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. These steps launched Kyle and Doreen to First Alliance Church Lexington, NC, where Kyle served as youth pastor working in inner-city ministry with youth and children.

In 2019, God called Kyle and Doreen to the work of reconciliation through multi-cultural ministry. This led them on a journey to start Refuge Community in High Point, North Carolina. Their vision is to plant a network of neighborhood multi-cultural churches amongst the 10,000 plus refugees in High Point. Their mission is to create Jesus communities where they can learn, serve, and work alongside brothers and sisters in Christ.