As of July 2022 – OAIM founders Jeff and Tonya Hoglen have relocated to the Philippines.

The mission is to reach those who are far from Jesus, make disciples, and plant churches.

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Open Arms International Ministries (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.

Missions & Ministry Blog Posts
Life Lessons Learned in 2022

Life Lessons Learned in 2022

I am in my mid 50’s, and although I am far from retirement, I do take time to reflect and ponder the lessons I have learned in life. Here are seven lessons that took a deeper meaning for me in 2022 and may help you as we enter a new year: All experiences, whether...

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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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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, and coaches ministry leaders and church planters around the globe.

Tonya Hoglen is 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 and SC through an organization that he and his wife Tonya started called Open Arms International Ministries. Over the past ten years, Jeff has teamed with his spiritual fathers to serve as apostolic oversight for DOVE International Philippines, which consists of 23 churches and a ministry training center.

Jeff is the Owner and CEO of You can read Jeff’s blog posts regarding church planting, leadership, and practical ministry here: Jeff Hoglen Blog Posts

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