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 serving at RockFish Church which has campuses in Raeford NC, Aberdeen NC, and Spring Lake NC.
Over the past 9 years, I have teamed with my fathers in the faith to serve as apostolic oversight for DOVE International Philippines which consists of over 31 churches and many more outreach ministries.
In May 2018 I was asked to be the editor for churchplanting.com. In 2020 I became the CEO 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.
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 churchplanting.com
Other Coaching Programs
RockFish Church, Raeford NC (2020-Present)
Church at the Creek, Spring Lake NC – Senior Pastor (2009 – 2020)
CEO -Churchplanting.com (2018- Present)
DOVE International – Philippines – Oversight / Team Leader (2013 – Present)
Open Arms International Ministries – Founder / International Director (2000- Present)
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, Teacher 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)