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.

Love Serves

Love Serves

“Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.” – John 12:3 (NIV) Mary was a prostitute who experienced the love of Jesus. When...

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A Prayerful Response

A Prayerful Response

Prayer is the key for us as believers. We need to be more diligent now than ever to pray for our family, community, nation, and planet. As we pray through the crisis, I believe God will use the situation to bring us closer to Him as well as touch the hearts of those...

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Quick Thought on Galatians 2:20

Quick Thought on Galatians 2:20

Many are familiar with Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; News Flash: Some of us didn't die; we only fainted. Now we're waking up, and afraid to truly die. 🙂 "Dead" men and women don't live in...

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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 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 38 churches.

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