John & Amy Hobbs

About Transforming Life 2017-03-20T10:54:45+00:00

Welcome to Transforming Life Ministries

Thank you for dropping by. We hope what you find here will be an encouragement to you. Our website is a way to simply share about our ministry and what God is doing along our faith journey. You will find how our ministry can assist you, as well as personal notes about our family, insights from scripture, thoughts about church, leadership, relationships, and walking daily with Jesus.
We want to be transparent with you about the things that are shaping our life and transforming our journey along the way. We also want to share with you ways you can partner with us on this journey. Let us invite you to contribute your questions, thoughts and discoveries, because this is not a solo journey. Sign up for our newsletter so we can stay in touch.
John and Amy Hobbs

Our Mission

Transforming Life Ministries exists to share Jesus and the transformation that comes through a life of faith in Him. We preach, teach and live this message through camps, retreats, conferences and one on one discipleship.

Our vision is to provide a place to encounter God, a place away from the world’s intrusions where the loving embrace of the Father and the power of the Holy Spirit can heal hearts, restore lives and release destiny. We plan to build a Camp & Retreat Center to facilitate this mission. You can help make this happen.  

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Meet Our Leaders

John Hobbs
John HobbsFounder, Executive Director and National Speaker

In the summer of 1986, at a youth camp in the mountains of western North Carolina, Jesus transformed John’s life.  Over the last 28 years he has preached the gospel sharing the transforming power of Jesus across the US and abroad.  John has been a youth pastor, pastor and church planter, preaching to thousands in churches, conferences, retreats, camps and small groups. In addition to John’s speaking schedule, he uses his ministry experience to assist pastors, churches, camps and parachurch ministries.

John grew up going to youth and family camps in the summer and for almost three decades, John and his wife Amy have taught at, directed and developed camps and retreats.  It has been their growing desire to one day build a camp and retreat center of their own, creating a place of encounter with the transforming life of Jesus. This time has come as they have begun to make preparations for a year round Camp and Retreat Center in Fountain, NC called THE FOUNTAIN.   Read more…

John is a graduate with honors from Elim Bible Institute & College.

Amy Hobbs
Amy HobbsCo-Founder, Director and National Speaker

Amy is a native of Lower Easter Shore Delaware and grew up in a small  town United Methodist Church. She found Jesus at a very young age. Profoundly impacted by Youth for Christ/Campus Life and a missions trip to Arizona to minister  on an Navajo Indian reservation, she knew she wanted to spend her life serving young people, teaching them and loving them as a spiritual mother.  That has been her legacy over the years, as many still today call her “momma Hobbs.”

Amy has served alongside her husband in churches, camps and  retreats. She is a gifted communicator, speaking with a tender heart and a laugh out loud humor that only a mother could have.  Amy has been a mentor to many women and desires to see broken people made whole by the transforming power of the Father’s love in Christ.

Amy’s ability to lead, organize, administrate and nurture have suited her perfectly for the ministry and season she and her husband see before them. She is excited about building a ministry through THE FOUNTAIN and the thousands of live that it will touch.  Read more…

 John and his wife Amy were married in 1988 and presently reside in Wilmington, North Carolina with their three children – Jordan, Jonathan and Nathan who they thank for the four cats and two frogs a rabbit.  They are also blessed to have a foreign exchange daughter Jenny, from Germany.

About Our Writing & Resources

From our life and heart to yours.


Part of the ministry at Transforming Life is the ongoing discipleship of small groups and individuals. Transforming Life writes and utilizes discipleship material for this purpose. These resources are developed through and for these ministries and will be made available here on our website.


Transforming Life Blog chronicles how Jesus transforms our life and how that life in us transforms everything around us on our journey. We are a work in progress and so is this blog. Many things about God are a mystery and are intended to compel us deeper into His life and love. The mystery of God is the beauty of the journey. So we invite you to journey with us. Sign up for our monthly Newsletter and our news and articles will come straight to your inbox.

Seven Life Transforming Themes I Write About:

  • The Transforming Life of Christ In You
  • Simple and Organic Church Life
  • Being A Part of God’s Mission
  • Living Life With Others
  • Post Modern, Post Christian Culture
  • Books That Have Transformed My Life
  • The Lighter Side of Things


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