Art Hobba

Art Hobba is the Founder and President of Core 300, a California-registered 501c3 non-profit corporation, and Principle Based Leadership (PBL), a Kenya-based NGO training, health, and economic development organization. His calling was clarified by a vivid, life-changing dream in 1978 where God invited him to follow Him as a “father to the fatherless.” Since that time he has led a zig-zag pathway that included both business and pastoral leadership. He founded Core 300 in 2010.
This “Divine Movement’ is based upon the biblical principle that men are the key to either great evil or a greater good, and it has awakened and empowered over 46,000 men who have taken their transformation into the heart of their family. The Core 300 movement is expanding and carried forward today through 100’s of Native certified Coordinators
Hobba’s background includes several senior management roles, and a 17-year stint as a strategic management consultant where Art raised the bar through assessment, coaching, and companywide cultural transformation.
Since 2017, his sole focus has been to bring transformative training and follow-on holistic development of men who transform their family, churches, prison systems, and government. In 2022 the movement leaped from Kenya to Uganda, and into the DRC (Congo). Meanwhile, new fires started in Bolivia and Myanmar. In the Spring of 2023, Core 300 relaunched its mission in the US where it began in 2010. Here, like in Africa, they are forming partnerships to heal the “fatherless-wound” that continues to destroy and victimize our Black and Brown Urban families.

Measured Impact via Wives Surveys

Since 2019,  579 random and confidential Wives Surveys have measured their husbands’ behavioral changes since the completion of our coursework. Survey results consistently show a 94% average “Improved” or “Much Improved” rating for behavioral changes at home—including increases in fatherhood engagement, economic support, marriage enrichment, and the elimination of domestic violence.

Art trains East African Coordinators in The Priest Course

Rev. Hobba has written and published 5 books on men (Called to War, The Warrior, The Priest, and The King) and is an expert contributor to the book “How to Disciple Men.”. A compelling speaker that awakens audiences to effect change for good, he holds degrees in Biology (CSUN) and Pastoral Theology at Life Pacific University.
Art enjoys swimming, diving, and struggles with a highly handicapped golf game. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife of 27 years, Sharon. They enjoy the desert, travel, walking, and their five grown sons, and four grandkids