Open Arms International Ministries

Coaching and mentoring pastors & church planters

OAIM FOUNDERS: Jeff & Tonya Hoglen


Jeff Hoglen is first and foremost a follower of Christ, a husband to Tonya as well as a father and grandfather. Jeff is also a pastor, author and certified coach. He is also the managing editor for, working closely with Steve Sjogren and the Kindness Outreach Team.


Jeff started pastoring in 2000 and was initially involved in youth and children’s ministry. He later entered the world of church planting and has planted or assisted in starting churches in the USA, Africa and Asia. Jeff currently pastors Church at the Creek in Spring Lake NC. This was his first experience doing a replant. (Revitalizing a dying church) He also provides oversight to numerous churches in NC, SC through an organization that he and his wife Tonya started called Open Arms International Ministries. Over the past 5 years, Jeff has teamed with his spiritual fathers to serve as apostolic oversight for DOVE International Philippines which consists of over 21 churches.


Jeff Hoglen is the author various Seminars and books such as: "Obeying the Call" Devotional & Missions Journal, "Here Am I - A Call to Biblical Missions", “As You Go – Missions as a Lifestyle” and his latest book for discipleship called "I Believe - Basics of the Christian Faith".

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