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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.

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RESOURCES FOR SENIORS

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SPEAKER TALKS AVAILABLE HERE

34. Randy Starnes - Tells the crowd at The Woodlands April 2024 OCF luncheon about the day he died in Dallas and his incredible story of recovery. https://youtu.be/NQM-yQiklJ8 33. Jay Harrison - Founder of the NW Louisiana OCF chapter talks…

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Articles | Bible Resources

VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 29 – ANXIETY

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez 🇨🇦 on Unsplash By Mike Chaffin Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; Philippians 4:6           When we think of anxiety,…

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VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 28 – HOPE

Photo by Ronak Valobobhai on Unsplash By Mike Chaffin Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23           Hope is the soap that washes worry away. God isn’t a liar. He…

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VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 27 – WORRY

Photo by Massimiliano Sarno on Unsplash By Mike Chaffin Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Luke 12:22          …

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THE TOP 52

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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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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
Jul
24
Wed
OCF Tulsa Luncheon @ Albert G's
Jul 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
OCF Tulsa Luncheon @ Albert G's | Tulsa | Oklahoma | United States

Meeting the last Wednesday of each month except December.

Time – 11:30am-12:45pm

Where:  Albert G’s located at 421 1st Street downtown Tulsa OK

RSVP to TulsaOCF@gmail.com for information.

See the Tulsa Chapter page for more information.

Jul
29
Mon
OCF of LAFAYETTE CHAPTER LUNCHEON @ Fezzo's
Jul 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

OCF OF LAFAYETTE CHAPTER LUNCHEON

WHEN:  11:30 AM EVERY THIRD MONDAY

WHERE: Fezzo’s -6701 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Broussard, LA  70518

SPEAKER: Benny Hasha

Bennie Hasha, born in Cameron,La grew up in an oilfield family. His dad and uncle started Gatorhawk in Lafayette. Benny owned an export packing company in Houston, retired and started a ministry to underprivileged kids and families in 1999.  Bennie and his wife Judy direct the ministry of Gospel Lakes Ranch in New Waverly, Tx.

COST: $23.00 pay at the door – Please RSVP

AN RSVP TO MIKE WOULD BE APPRECIATED SO A HEAD COUNT CAN BE ESTIMATED.  WALK INS WILL BE WELCOME.  BRING A FRIEND AND HELP RESTART THE OCF LAFAYETTE CHAPTER.

Contact

Mike Francis –  mike.francis@la.gov

Mackey Francis – mackey.francis@acmetruck.com

Aug
1
Thu
OCF Oklahoma City luncheon @ City Rescue Mission
Aug 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
OCF Oklahoma City luncheon @ City Rescue Mission | Oklahoma City | Oklahoma | United States

OCF-OKC Lunch Meetings:

Who:       You (OCF-OKC and friends)

What:      OCF-OKC First Thursday Fellowship

When:    First Thursday, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Where:     City Rescue Mission Chapel / Banquet Hall, 800 W California Ave, OKC, OK 73106

Cost:      N.C. (Donations welcomed for Bibles & TttR; cash, check, or credit card accepted)
RSVP     no longer required.

For more information contact:
Jeff Hubbard, 405-550-4888, jhubbardsales@gmail.com OCF-OKC Chapter Leader.
Randy Patterson, 405-517-0820(cell/text), randyl.patterson@gmail.com, OCF-OKC Director of Communications

If you would like to donate by check, make it out to Oilfield Christian Fellowship of OKC and mail to:

Basin Engineering, attn: Jeff Hubbard 1117 NW 24th Street, OKC, OK 73106

Aug
6
Tue
OCF OF DALLAS LUNCHEON @ O’Melveny & Myers, LLP 16TH FLOOR
Aug 6 @ 11:30 am – 11:45 am
OCF OF DALLAS LUNCHEON @ O’Melveny & Myers, LLP 16TH FLOOR | Dallas | Texas | United States

Date/Time: ALWAYS THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH – 11:30 am

Speaker:   Scott Royal, Founder of Woodbine Acquisition LLC and past board member for OCF Dallas & Fort Worth chapters

Cost:  Free meal is provided. 

Location: O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, 2801 North Harwood St, Suite 1600, Dallas, TX 75201

Parking Details: The parking garage is above ground in the same building, and it is free to park in the garage.  Garage entrance is located off Harry Hines Blvd. on the left – this is the West side of the building.   Drive up the ramp and park in any non-reserved spot in the garage. Take the garage elevators to the building lobby. Inform building security that you are a visitor at O’Melveny & Myers, and they will give you access to the 16th floor in the building elevators.  Someone will direct you to our meeting room on the 16th floor when you come out of the elevators.

Registration: RSVP here please CLICK HERE

Thank you to our lunch and venue sponsor, Jason Schumacher and the O’Melveny & Myers law firm. They have offered to provide us with a consistent meeting space so we’re trying this location out for a few months.  We will target 1 hour luncheons with arriving/self-serving lunch at 11:30am with a speaker starting by noon with a 20-30 minute session. There is flexibility for those interested in staying late to enjoy conversation. Inviting industry colleagues is encouraged!

 

Aug
7
Wed
OCF- ICT Wichita Chapter Luncheon @ Union Rescue Mission
Aug 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
OCF- ICT Wichita Chapter Luncheon @ Union Rescue Mission | Wichita | Kansas | United States

WHEN: First Wednesday of every month

Time: 11:30 -12:30

Where: Union Rescue Mission, 2800 N. Hillside St. Wichita KS

Speaker: Warren Martin – the voice of Kansas Oil and Gas

The Union Rescue Mission will provide lunch each month and a guest speaker will talk about how God has worked in their life.  A suggested $20 donation in cash or check to the Union Rescue Mission is suggested.  All proceeds go directly to them.  Currently no credit card charging is available. 

Email us at ocfict@gmail.com to RSVP and find out more about this new OCF Chapter. 

Call Justin Hamlin at 620-332-9066 for more information. 

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