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Oilfield Workers Sharing Christ Around the World

Our Story

In 1991, a drilling engineer Jim Teague, and a salesman, John Bird, decided to host a breakfast in order to get to know other Christians in the oil industry. Only advertised by word of mouth, remarkably 46 men and women showed up at 6 AM for the first meeting! Everyone enjoyed the camaraderie so much they decided to meet monthly for lunch, thus the Oilfield Christian Fellowship was founded and within a few months, as many as 250 were attending.

To God be the glory and honor!

“…our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus
Christ.” 1 John 1:3

Today OCF luncheons and dinners are held in Canada, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming, and Pennsylvania, with more chapters in the making. Here speakers share how they came to know Christ and what He is doing in their lives. Because of this, thousands of men and women have been encouraged, lives have changed and many have accepted Christ for the first time.

But the OCF has become much more...

In the summer of 2000, a Bible ministry began whereby oilfield employees were be supplied with Bibles in the language of the country where they were sent. To date, over 250,000 Bibles have been hand-carried to 61 countries, in 30 languages. In September of 2003, John was inspired to create a custom-made oilfield Bible which he named “God’s Word for the Oil Patch, Fuel for the Soul.” Twelve months later, he and Bible supply chairman and drilling engineer Mike Chaffin had designed the first of its kind Bible specifically for the oil industry. Along with the two NLT Testaments, it contains 58 pages of testimonies and commentary from president to rig hands. (“In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” PR 16:9)

Iron Sharpens

The scripture, “As iron sharpens Iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 is more than fitting for the various ministries of the OCF in general and each chapter. From facilitating the first Oilfield Chapel in Big Piney, Wyoming , providing a new truck and trailer to take God’s Word and love into the fields around Wamsutter, Wyoming each day, intern appreciation luncheons, campus leadership forums, to the Oklahoma City chapter raising a quarter of a million dollars for the City Rescue Mission, God has truly inspired and used the OCF.

A monthly newsletter is sent to nearly 4000 and each year a prayer breakfast is held in Houston during an oil conference, with as many as 900 in attendance and other breakfasts are being held around the country as well.

The OCF Bible App contains testimonies in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese in audio and print that are part of the Oil Patch Bible. The App also contains links to OCF social media and website. The App also houses an audio Bible that has over 1200 languages available to read or listen.



Starting on August 17th, 2022 the Ft. Worth Chapter will begin meeting on the third Wednesday of each month.  The venue is the Ft. Worth Petroleum Club.  Please mark your calendar for the new meeting dates, always the third Wednesday…

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The Spanish edition of Making The Trip With God on Route 316 is now available. "HACIENDO EL VIAJE CON DIOS EN LA RUTA 316" Get yours today by using the General Ministry Donation Order Form

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By Mike Chaffin I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. And if anyone takes words away…

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By Mike Chaffin 24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, 25 To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, be glory and majesty,…

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By Mike Chaffin 11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God. 12 Demetrius is well spoken of by…

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The Spanish language devotional, "HACIENDO EL VIAJE CON DIOS EN LA RUTA 316"  is now available.  You an order yours today by clicking on the store tab and ordering your devotional there or going directly to the General Ministry Donation…

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Everyone seems to want to get in the last word.  But, ultimately who gets the last word in each of our lives.  I know it is God.  God gets the last word and we can see that in His Word,…

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The OCF Bible Ministry Still Going Strong After 15 years

Orders for the Oil Patch Bible continue to flow out to sites around the county and around the world.  Particularly Bibles going into Mexico and Venezuela currently.  The Oil Patch Bibles are available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese.  So,…

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Featured Event
OCF of Ft. Worth Luncheon @ The Fort Worth Petroleum Club 40th Floor
Aug 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
OCF of Ft. Worth Luncheon @ The Fort Worth Petroleum Club 40th Floor | Fort Worth | Texas | United States

Meetings:  A NEW TIME

When: 3rd WEDNESDAY of each month – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: The Fort Worth Petroleum Club 40th Floor; 777 Main St
Lunch: $35.00
RSVP for luncheon: E-mail Scott Royal  at to request an e-mail flyer with RSVP link

Contact Scott Royal by phone at 817-851-5425 (cell) or any board member for further information

Please, we MUST have your reservation or cancellation. PLEASE RSVP to the link on the flyer.

OCF Permian Basin Luncheon @ Rock The Desert Field house
Aug 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm


WHAT: Oilfield Christian Fellowship

WHEN:  3rd Thursday, every month 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

WHERE: the Rock the Desert field house on FM 1788 north of the airport


Rock the Desert Field House
2000 FM 1788, Midland, TX 79706


OCF The Woodlands Luncheon @ The Church Project
Aug 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Make your plans to attend The Woodlands OCF luncheon on the third Thursday of every month except July and December.  The meetings take place at the Church Project  at 602 Pruitt Road, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Time:  11:30 at the venue.

August Speaker – TBD


No meetings in June or July

We will welcome you to walk up  if you decide to attend at the last minute.  However, without an RSVP there may not be a box lunch available.

OCF Oklahoma City luncheon @ City Rescue Mission
Sep 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
OCF-OKC Lunch Meetings:
When: First Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Cost: N.C. (Donations welcomed for Bibles & TttR; cash, check or credit card accepted)
RSVP via Eventbrite ( prior to 6 AM on the Wednesday before Thursday lunch.
For more information contact:
Max Holloway (, OCF-OKC Chapter Leader.
Randy Patterson, 405-517-0820 (cell/text),,; OCF-OKC Director of Communications

Please be sure to share this news with others and use the Eventbrite RSVP (


How: Please RSVP to or EVENTBRITE so we can get (1) a head count and (2) a meal count for your group.

Why: Why not?  Do you have something better to do than to gather with friends and former colleagues, in an outdoor setting of fresh air and fellowship?

OCF Houston Luncheon @ Houston First Baptist Church
Sep 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The OCF of Houston luncheon is held at Houston’s First Baptist Church on the first Wednesday of each month.
Use the Contact US button on the home page for more information.
RSVP ticket price is $20.00.  Walk-in pricing is $25.00  Event is free if you are not eating.
TO RSVP to attend the meeting click HERE
See the chapter page for up to date information here  Houston Chapter


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