KingdomPoint International was birthed out of Eastside Church in 2009 to
pursue a vision of creating sustainable, and engaging place's of ministry
in the Kingdom.
KingdomPoint's mission is to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating Mission-Based Entrepreneurs (MBE's) and other innovators dedicated to solving the world's most pressing problems.
Mission-Based Entrepreneurs are proven leaders in ministry whose approaches and solutions to social problems are helping to better the lives and circumstances of countless under served or disadvantaged individuals. By identifying the people and programs that are already seeking positive change around the world KingdomPoint partners to extend our reach, deepen impact and fundamentally improve society.
KindomPoint International is a cooperative fellowship of marketplace ministers, churches, and para-church ministries who share a passion for the Great Commission and the Great Commandment of Jesus Christ.
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.
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 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. During this time, Eric also became a managing partner in one of the top 100 Hospitality Management Companies in the United States, successfully initiating and expanding the company's management contract business and ownership. In addition, Eric held a partner position in Genesis Hotels LLC, a collection of franchised hotels throughout the Northwest.
An inspiring and energizing speaker, Eric helps organizations harness the unique power of their business and ministry communities to achieve extraordinary leaps in performance. His fast-moving talks are loaded with valuable insights and practical applications. A powerful visionary and storyteller, Eric has a gift for teaching organizations how to inspire passion in their people and tap their collective intelligence.
We look forward to meeting you and your team and helping you mobilize, equip, fund and launch a sustainable model of income for ministry so that others will become fully devoted followers of Christ. Call us or email us today!
- Eric Bahme, President of KingdomPoint International