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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

PERMIAN BASIN OCF MAY LUNCHEON CANCELLED

OCF Friends, After prayerful consideration and following the recommendation of state and local officials as it pertains to Covid-19 virus, we will be canceling the May meeting for Oilfield Christian Fellowship.  We are hopeful we will get to meet the…

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FT. WORTH CHAPTER CHANGES THEIR MEETING DATES

The Ft. Worth Chapter will start meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.  The Next meeting at the Ft. Worth Petroleum club will be held on June 16, 2020.  Hope to see you all there.  The Guest speaker will…

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Articles | Bible Resources

NEW BEGINNINGS

By Mike  Chaffin "I wish I could start over,” she said. Many people wish this every day. Maybe it's regrets about their job, a relationship that has been damaged, or life in general hasn't gone as they planned. Something has…

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THE INVISIBLE ENEMY – IT’S NOT COVID-19

by Robert Harmon                  March 28, 2020 At present, much of the world sits at home sheltering in place, trying to avoid catching “the invisible enemy,” the coronavirus known as Covid-19.  Not only has this virus sickened and killed thousands,…

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UNEMPLOYED?

Unemployed? God has a plan for you – Do not be discouraged - By John Bird The theme for the Prayer Breakfast for 2016 was "For I know the plans I have for you.” taken from the passages found in…

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HEAVY?

by Mike Chaffin After a long day at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with my five year old grandson, the concert was over and it was time to go home. He had a blast during the day; riding rides,…

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Traveling On!

Traveling On! By Jeff Dyk I am tired and so weary But I must travel on Til I reach the gates of heaven And kneel humbly before the Son There will be peace in that valley No shadows to render…

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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
Jun
3
Wed
OCF Houston Luncheon @ Houston First Baptist Church
Jun 3 @ 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, except July and December.
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 click HERE
See the chapter page for up to date information here  Houston Chapter

THE JUNE MEETING IS A JOINT HOUSTON/THE WOODLANDS ZOOM LUNCHEON.

FEATURED SPEAKER:  MIKE NAVOLIO

YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND.  REGISTER HERE

OCF South Tulsa Luncheon @ Marley's Pizzeria
Jun 3 @ 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

 

OCf TheWoodlands luncheon @ The Church Project
Jun 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 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 295 Sawdust Road
See The Woodlands Chapter page for up to date information.

JUNE LUNCHEON TO BE HELD VIA ZOOM JOINTLY WITH THE HOUSTON CHAPTER ON JUNE 3.

MIKE NAVOLIO IS THE GUEST SPEAKER.

YOU MUST REGISTER TO JOIN.  REGISTER HERE

Jun
4
Thu
OCF Oklahoma City luncheon @ Dolese Youth Park Pavilion
Jun 4 @ 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

JUNE 4 MEETING IS BEING HELD OUTDOORS AT DOLESE YOUR PARK

Who: You (OCF-OKC and friends) / Barry Williams, CEF, guest speaker

What: OCF-OKC First Thursday Fellowship (in the park)

When: Thursday, June 4, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM; pavilion is rented from 11 AM to 2 PM, so relax and enjoy the time if you don’t have other commitments.

Where: Dolese Youth Park Pavilion, 5101 NW 50th St, OKC (Warr Acres) 73122

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

Jun
10
Wed
OCF Tyler Luncheon @ Holly Tree Country Club, Tyler TX
Jun 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meetings:

When: 11:30 to 1 PM / 2nd Wednesday of each month

Where: Hollytree CC
6700 Hollytree Dr, Tyler, TX 75703

COST:  Lunch: $20.00 per person

(Cash or Check, no credit cards)


For more information contact:
 Terry Bates at 903-343-3111 or terry.bates@grenergyservices.com

June 10th meeting to be held online.  Details to be announced soon.

Come join us for Fellowship and Worship!!

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