Missions & Ministry Blog Posts

OAIM was built on the foundation of the Holy Bible and the Great Commission which Jesus gave to all those who profess to be His followers.

The Missionary Mindset

The Missionary Mindset

One of the most inspirational missionaries was a man named Hudson Taylor. He was called to serve in China and was committed as one could possibly be. He truly had a missionary mindset as he spread the gospel, made disciples, and planted churches. What sets him apart...

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Christmas on the Mission Field

Christmas on the Mission Field

I have spent some time on the mission field. My involvement was weeks or at times months at a time. I have a special place in my heart for those who spend years and even decades in service to our Lord in third world countries. Just thinking about the preparation...

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About us

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 serves as a teaching pastor at RockFish Church in Raeford, NC. Prior to RockFish, he was involved in replanting a church in Spring Lake, NC. This experience has led to the coaching of pastors and church leaders who asked for help in revitalizing their local 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 8 years, Jeff has teamed with his spiritual fathers to serve as apostolic oversight for DOVE International Philippines which consists of 38 churches and ministry training center.

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