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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.

Announcements

SPEAKER TALKS AVAILABLE HERE

LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING - PRESENTED FEBRUARY 2020 AT THE WOODLANDS LUNCHEON.  SPEAKER - MIKE CHAFFIN, OPERATIONS MANAGER AT VALENCE OPERATING CO. READ MORE      2.  PAY IT FORWARD - PRESENTED MAY 2020 VIA ZOOM FOR THE HOUSTON/WOODLANDS…

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Articles | Bible Resources

THE LAST WORD – DEUTERONOMY

By Mike Chaffin 10 But since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 in all the signs and wonders which the Lord sent him to do in the land of…

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THE LAST WORD – NUMBERS

By Mike Chaffin  These are the commandments and the judgments which the Lord commanded the children of Israel by the hand of Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan, across from Jericho. Numbers 36:13 God has led his…

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THE LAST WORD – LEVITICUS

By Mike Chaffin These are the commandments which the Lord commanded Moses for the children of Israel on Mount Sinai. Leviticus 27:34 It seems God not only got the last word in Leviticus; he got all the words.  God delivered…

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THE LAST WORD SERIES

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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NO UPGRADE NEEDED

No Upgrade Needed By Jennifer McClure | August 27, 2009 People's response to technology amazes me sometimes — especially in regards to cellular devices. Waiting in line overnight to be the first to own a new iPhone. Trading in and…

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JOY AND SORROW

Taken from Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Chas E. Cowman Copyright © 1950 by Cowman Publications Inc. Use by permission of Zondervan. www.zondervan.com "As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing;” 2 Corinthians 6:10 KJV Sorrow was beautiful, but her beauty was…

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Ministry News

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
Sep
24
Thu
Big Lake/San Angelo OCF Luncheon @ The Conference Room of the Cobblestone Inn and Suites
Sep 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sep
30
Wed
OCF Tulsa Luncheon @ Oneok office
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meeting the last Wednesday of each month.

Time – 11:30am-12:45pm

Where:  Oneok Cafe Downtown Tulsa

See the Tulsa Chapter page for more information.

 

The August meeting was not held due to Covid.  Hope to see you in September.

Oct
1
Thu
OCF Oklahoma City luncheon @ DOLESE YOUTH PARK PAVILLON
Oct 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 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 (www.ocf-okc.eventbrite.com) prior to 6 AM on the Wednesday before Thursday lunch.
For more information contact:
Max Holloway (maxholloway@cox.net), OCF-OKC Chapter Leader.
Randy Patterson, 405-517-0820 (cell/text),randyl.patterson@gmail.com, randypatterson@cox.net; OCF-OKC Director of Communications

Our next OCF-OKC lunch will be in one week on Thursday, September 3rd at the Dolese Youth Park Pavilion

5101 NW 50th St, OKC (War Acres) 73122, 

  OCF-OKC will be providing a free lunch; all we ask is that you RSVP.  The food truck will be ready to serve for 11:00 AM (and after) arrivals.

Please be sure to share this news with others and use the Eventbrite RSVP (www.ocf-okc.eventbrite.com).

How: Please RSVP to randyl.patterson@gmail.com 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?

Oct
7
Wed
OCF Houston Luncheon @ Houston First Baptist Church
Oct 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 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 $16.00.  Walk-in pricing is $25.00  Event is free if you are not eating.
TO RSVP to attend the October meeting click HERE
TO ATTEND THE EVENT VIA ZOOM LIVE STREAM registration will be updated soon.
See the chapter page for up to date information here  Houston Chapter

 

OCF South Tulsa Luncheon @ Marley's Pizzeria
Oct 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meeting Information:
When: 1st Wednesday of the month from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm.
Where: Marley’s Pizzeria, 6104 E. 71st Street, Tulsa, OK 74136 (918) 551-7744
Cost: $7.25 for pizza buffet and side salad.  Menu available for alternate selection.
Contact: Jim Williams, Email: jimb.williams@hotmail.com or mobile: 918-409-6711

 

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