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Jeff Hoglen and Tonya Hoglen are the founders of Open Arms International Ministries. Jeff is also a pastor, author and certified coach. He serves as the managing editor for churchplanting.com, working closely with Steve Sjogren and the Kindness Outreach Team.

Tonya Hoglen is also the founder of Girlfriends in Faith Together (G.I.F.T.) Women’s Ministry and is a certified Holy Yoga instructor.

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.

Latest blog posts

3 Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt

Do you ever feel like an imposter? More than likely, what you are feeling is a form of self-doubt. In my years of pastoring, coaching and counseling, I have come to realize that self-doubt can sabotage one’s future. Fear and self-doubt can be downright crippling. If...

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4 Takeaway Lessons From 2018

Reflecting on 2018 has taken more time than previous years. To put it simply – a lot has happened. Some great things and there were also some low points. I want to share 4 big takeaways (lessons learned) from 2018. Be intentional but flexible. Be vigilant and alert to...

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Revitalization – We Can Do This!!

Revitalization often starts with a single ministry area within the church rather than the whole church. When we think of revitalization in regards to church, we tend to picture an older congregation being infused with young couples. Many think this is merely a process...

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