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Some things about Jeff Hoglen:

My name is Jeff Hoglen, and above all, I am a follower of Christ. I am blessed to be a husband to Tonya, a father, and a grandfather. With over 24 years of experience in ministry, I have had the privilege of serving as a church planter, pastor, and missions coordinator.

I began my pastoral journey in 2000, initially focusing on youth and children’s ministry. Later, I transitioned into church planting, contributing to the establishment of churches in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

In addition to pastoring, I have the honor of providing oversight to numerous churches in North Carolina and South Carolina through Open Arms International Ministries, an organization my wife and I founded. Since 2012, I have also served as apostolic oversight for DOVE International Philippines, overseeing over 29 churches.

Throughout my ministry, I have authored various seminars and books, including "Obeying the Call," "Here Am I - A Call to Biblical Missions," "Mission Possible – Missions as a Lifestyle," and my latest discipleship book, " Basics of the Christian Faith." I have also been fortunate to cowrite Church Planting Made Practical with Ron Myer of DOVE USA.

In 2015, I became a certified coach, speaker, and trainer with the John Maxwell Team. I have coached ministry startups and fledgling entrepreneurs, offering one-on-one and group coaching sessions to help them achieve their goals.

My journey has been diverse and fulfilling, and I am passionate about sharing my experiences and knowledge to support and empower others in their ministry and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Work History:

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

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

Owner/CEO of  (2018- Present)


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

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

Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI) - Certified Trainer

RockFish Church - Raeford, NC (ordination)

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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