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Some things about Jeff Hoglen:

My name is Jeff Hoglen and I'm first and foremost a follower of Christ, a husband to Tonya as well as a father and grandfather. I've been a pastor for over 22 years and have experienced quite a bit as a church planter, pastor and missions coordinator.


I started pastoring in 2000 and was initially involved in youth and children’s ministry. Later I entered the world of church planting and have planted or assisted in church planting in the USA, Africa and Asia. I am currently pastoring Church at the Creek in Spring Lake NC. This was my first experience doing a replant. (Revitalizing a dying church)


I have the honor of providing oversight to numerous churches in NC and SC through an organization that my wife and I started called Open Arms International Ministries. In the past 5 years, I have teamed with my spiritual fathers to serve as apostolic oversight for DOVE International Philippines which consists of over 29 churches.


Over the past 2 decades I have written various Seminars and books such as: "Obeying the Call", "Here Am I - A Call to Biblical Missions", “As You Go – Missions as a Lifestyle” and his latest book for discipleship called "I Believe - Basics of the Christian Faith".


In 2015 I became a certified coach, speaker and trainer with the John Maxwell Team. I have coached ministry Startups as well as fledgling entrepreneurs, offering 1 on 1 coaching, and group coaching.

Work History:

RockFish Church - Philippines - Lead Pastor (2022 -Present)

RockFish Church - Teaching Pastor, Director of Ministry & Outreach (2000-2022)


Open Arms International Ministries - Founder / International Director   (2000- Present)

DOVE International - Philippines - Oversight / Team Leader (2013 – Present)


Owner/CEO of  (2018- Present)

Church at the Creek, Spring Lake NC - Senior Pastor (2009 – 2020)



Formal Education:


Doctorate of Ministry - Missions,Evangelism, Church Growth (2021)

Masters Degree (M.Div) (2019)

Doctorate of Ministry (D.Min) (2006)
Masters Degree - Christian Education (2004)
Bachelors Degree – Counseling (2000)



Training / Affiliations

Church Answers - Certified Church Revitalization Consultant

Sam Chand Leadership Institute

John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker 
John Maxwell Team Mentoring Program (2015-2019)
Grow Network - Chris Hodges
DOVE Interntional - Lititz PA (ordination)
One Degree Mentoring Program - Kevin Gerald

Steve Sjogren - Ministry Coaching

Evangel Fellowship International (ordination)

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