Jeff Hoglen 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 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 22 churches. (DOVE International is a global family of churches and ministries on six continents.)
Jeff Hoglen is the author various Seminars and books such as: “Obeying the Call” Devotional & Missions Journal, “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”.
Jeff Hoglen is a certified speaker, coach and trainer with the John Maxwell Team. Jeff loves coaching Ministry Startups as well as fledgling entrepreneur and offers various types of ministry and entrepreneurial coaching. His latest project is called Kingdom Creative in which he works with artists (creative types) of various genres to pursue their dream job.
Jeff Hoglen now serves as the managing editor for the blog site – churchplanting.com. He is also a contributing blogger to the site.
Jeff is married to Tonya Hoglen, the founder of G.I.F.T. Girlfriends in Faith Together a women’s ministry based in central North Carolina. They have three grown children, one grandson and quite a few spiritual sons, daughters and grandchildren.