Jeff Hoglen Tonya Hoglen


I  started pastoring in 2000 and was initially involved in youth and children’s ministry. In 2001, I entered the world of church planting and have planted or assisted in starting churches in the USA, Africa, and Asia. I am currently planting a church in the Philippines, which is part of the RockFish Church family. RockFish Church has 3 campuses within the USA.

Over the past 12 years, I have teamed with my fathers in the faith to serve as apostolic oversight for DOVE International Philippines, which consists of over 23 churches and many more outreach ministries.

In May 2018 I was asked to be the editor for In 2020 I became the CEO/owner – working alongside Steve Sjogren, one of my long-time mentors.

I’ve authored various Seminars and a few books, such as: “Obeying the Call”, “Here Am I – A Call to Biblical Missions”, “As You Go – Missions as a Lifestyle,” and my latest book for discipleship called “I Believe – Basics of the Christian Faith”. They are quick reads, typically under 100 pages, so I joke about them being booklets – “not quite a book but bigger than a pamphlet” 🙂

In 2016 I became a certified speaker, coach, and trainer with the John Maxwell Team. I have had the honor of coaching numerous church plants as well as churches in need of renewal and offer 1 on 1 coaching, group coaching as well as online seminars/webinars.

Ministry Coaching

Church Plant / Church Revitalization

I am an author, a public speaker, and a ministry coach/consultant. One of my specialty areas is ministry consulting and leadership training. In my 22+ years of ministry, I have planted several churches and provide oversight for over 21 churches worldwide. The same care I give that network of churches is offered to those who simply need a friend in ministry or a “fresh pair of eyes” on a situation. Whether it concerns the 9 systems of every church or a simple question… I’m here to help. Why? Because I really do care.

As a pastor, I know how tough ministry can be and realize that ministry can be one of the loneliest places. Whether you are just starting, need someone outside of your situation to lend an opinion from an unbiased perspective, or find yourself discouraged, I am here to help.

If you want to connect and get ongoing ministry coaching, we can discuss it at a later time. My promise is that if you choose this route, it won’t break the bank. My heart is to help you.

One thing I have learned: There are no silver bullet solutions.  Every church and every pastor is unique.

Please visit my main website for more articles on church planting, leadership, and practical ministry help – JH Articles on

Other Coaching Programs

As part of the John Maxwell Team, I can offer the following Training Services to Churches, Ministries, and Corporate Clients:

 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

Put Your Dream to the Test

Becoming A Person of Influence

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Leadership Gold

Work History:

RockFish Church, Raeford NC (2020-Present)

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

CEO (2018- Present)

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

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

Formal Education:

Doctorate of Ministry (D.Min) –  Missions, Evangelism, & Church Growth (2021)

Master of Ministry (M.Min) – 2019

Doctorate of Ministry (D.Min) (2006)

Masters Degree – Christian Education (2004)

Bachelors Degree – Counseling (2000)

Training / Affiliations:

Church Answers – Certification in Church Revitalization

Sam Chand Leadership Institute

John Maxwell Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker

John Maxwell Team Mentoring Program

Grow Network – Chris Hodges

DOVE Interntional – Lititz PA (ordination)

One Degree Mentoring Program – Kevin Gerald

Steve Sjogren – Ministry Coaching

Evangel Fellowship International (ordination)


Seen something that intrigues you? Maybe something that really resonated in your heart of hearts? Please feel free to contact me, and we can explore the possibility of working together.

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