About John

Personal Note:

Thank you for taking time to visit my blog.  I hope what you find here will be an encouragement to you.

This blog is a way to process what God is doing along my faith journey and how I am being transformed by His life in me.  You will find personal notes about my family, insights from scripture, thoughts about church, leadership, relationships, and walking daily with Jesus.   Let me invite you to contribute your thoughts and discoveries because this is not a solo journey. 


John Hobbs 


John is the Pastor of The Dwelling Place Community Church, which he planted in 1999.  He’s also a writer, speaker, teacher and equipper bringing a fresh and honest look to practical spirituality, incarnational living and relational ministry.  He has a passion for people and helping them move closer toward the transforming life, love and restoration that Jesus gives.

John brings a wealth of experience from more than 20 years of ministry as a Youth Pastor, Family Pastor, Pastor and Church Planter.   He spent many years in youth ministry specializing in Camps and Retreats serving with Christian Believers United and then founding/directing Oasis Youth Camp in 2001. 

John and his wife Amy, reside in Wilmington, North Carolina with their three children – Jordan, Jonathan and Nathan who he thanks for the dog, two cats, Beta fish, three frogs, and a turtle.  They also have a foreign exchange daughter Jenny, from Germany.


10 responses to “About John

  1. I like your picture by the way…cool hat!

  2. I’ll say an amen to the absolutely!

  3. I honesty don’t remember ya cause I was way out of it, but I wanted ya to know, man, you’re way awesome. Thanks again.

  4. Hey John,
    Thanks for adding me to your blog roll.
    I also wanted to let you know that your link to subscribe by RSS is incorrect. You have a quote (“) on the tail end that causes it to be a bad link. Feel free to email me if this does not make sense…

  5. Hope you don’t mind my adding you to my blogroll. I enjoy reading your insights. Bryan

  6. John,
    I remember the go ole days at Southco, hanging parts on racks building up huge black boogers for harvesting after the bell rang. Wanna hear something funny? I’m planting a church in about 9months. I’m a youth pastor now at http://www.gracefamilychurch.org but in the spring they are sending Kelly and I out to start a new work about 15 minutes north of the church. We are excited and scared. We are planting with the help of A.R.C. (association of related churches http://www.relatedchurches.com) Shoot me an email or something so we can catch up.

    james dodzweit

  7. I love the new header pic! You look like a nascar driver!!

  8. Nice to find you! Peace.

  9. Hi John, I read your article of 30-12-2009 and I’m touched by your insight. I’m shifting from traditional church to simple church as beeing part of a small church in Heimberg, Switzerland. As Wolfgang Simson says for years: We have to give birth to gods intentions in our own culture and not just copy the way other people do it in other places. That’s the hard task! I’ll read on in your blog. God bless you!


  10. Hi John, I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your gift of the bible to my children. That was over 15 years ago and Richard has shredded his from overuse. You were a terrific example to them.

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