Eric Bahme is the founder and president of KingdomPoint International, a national non-profit organization created to empower other ministries through a mission-based entrepreneurial movement.
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As a cutting edge entrepreneur, a passionate preacher, and an inspirational visionary, Eric Bahme (pronounced “Bame”) has spent his life infusing his love for the Lord into his passion for entrepreneurship. Today, Eric serves as the founder and president of KingdomPoint International, a national non-profit organization created to empower other ministries through a mission-based entrepreneurial movement. More recently, Eric has aligned with BGW Sustainable Solutions LLC. With a design portfolio that includes more than 10 million square feet of educational and worship space, BGW has generated more than $1 billion in construction revenue since 1998 and has moved into helping non-profits find sustainable solutions for long-term growth. In addition, Eric serves as teaching pastor at Anthem Church in Portland, Oregon.
Born in Arizona, Eric knew from an early age that he wanted to enter the ministry. In spite of being raised in a non-Christian home, Eric began preparing himself for the ministry, attending Walla Walla College and earning bachelor’s degree in theology and communication. Upon graduation, he and new wife, Rita, moved to Michigan, where Eric completed his Masters of Divinity. Following the completion of Eric’s education, the couple accepted their first job as Sr. Pastors of New Life Christian Fellowship in Seattle where they served for 14 years.
In 2002, Eric and Rita moved with their daughter, Alyssa, to Portland, Oregon and founded Eastside Foursquare Church, giving birth to a new entrepreneurial model of ministry. The church purchased a large hotel campus with a vision for mission-based entrepreneurialism, which combines solid business practices with the mission of the church. Eastside, a congregation that grew to more than 700 attendees in three years, later planted six campus churches with numerous ministries and witnessed more than 3,500 first time commitments to Christ.