My name is Jeff Hoglen, and above all, I follow 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. 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.

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 in 2000. Since 2012, I have also served as apostolic oversight for DOVE International Philippines, overseeing over 31 churches.

Throughout my ministry, I have authored various seminars and books, including “Obeying the Call,”  “Mission Possible: A Practical Guide to Living a Life on Mission,” and “Basics of the Christian Faith.” I also wrote a book with my spiritual father – Ron Myer entitled Church Planting Made Practical

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.


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 24+ years of ministry, I have planted several churches and provide oversight for over 31 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.


RockFish Church, Raeford NC
Missionary Pastor

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

(2018- Present)

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

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


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)


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

Master of Ministry (M.Min)

Doctorate of Ministry (D.Min)

Masters Degree
Christian Education

Bachelors Degree


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
Developing the Leader
Within You 2.0
Put Your Dream to the Test
Leading Through Crisis
Becoming A Person of Influence
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect
Leadership Gold
Intentional Living
How to be a REAL Success
Change Your World