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Our team consists of practitioners not just theorists. We have years of experience that can help your church or ministry reach new levels.
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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.

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Stats and Expectations

We all know that 78.6% of all stats are made up on the spot. For all my nerdy stat friends - that is called a joke.(Choose not to be offended)  Anyways, I just read an interesting statistic, and of course, I assume it's true, after all its on the internet 🙂 Ready?...

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pastorjeff@rocketmail.com

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