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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

10.  WHAT TO DO IN A STORM.  DICK POLK, DIRECTOR OF FISHERS OF MEN, SPEAKS AT THE NOVEMBER 2020 HOUSTON OCF LUNCHEON. https://youtu.be/FX5K4n2Dglk 9.  ARE YOU THE MAN?  IADC VP BOB WARREN SPEAKING AT THE HOUSTON OCF FEB, 2021 MEETING.…

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Articles | Bible Resources

THE LAST WORD – NAHUM

By Mike Chaffin King of Assyria, your shepherds slumber; your nobles lie down to rest. Your people are scattered on the mountains with no one to gather them. Nothing can heal you; your wound is fatal.  All who hear the…

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THE LAST WORD – JONAH

By Mike Chaffin But the Lord said, “You have been concerned about this plant, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. And should I not have concern for the great…

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THE LAST WORD – OBADIAH

By Mike Chaffin Deliverers will go up on Mount Zion to govern the mountains of Esau.  And the kingdom will be the Lord’s. Obadiah 1:21 In the shortest book of the Old Testament the last words are one of judgement…

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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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WHEN GOD CALLS

By Kevin Lum I’ve been weighing my options for this post for quite some time, meditating and soul-searching for the best way to say what I feel; in fact, I struggled quite a bit. God gave me the words. For…

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STAN AND CREIG’S POETRY CORNER

Poetry from the minds of Stan McNutt and Creig Hixson. These poems are great to share with those searching for answers, searching for Jesus.  “THE POWER OF THE POEM”  Using Annoited Scripture Messages in Prose to help win souls  Authors…

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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
May
5
Wed
OCF Houston Luncheon @ Houston First Baptist Church
May 5 @ 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 meeting click HERE
To REGISTER to attend via ZOOM live stream CLICK HERE
See the chapter page for up to date information here  Houston Chapter

 

The  APRIL Guest Speaker is Jim Cook

The February Guest Speaker is Bob Warren – IADC

The January Guest Speaker is Steve Richards

May
6
Thu
OCF Oklahoma City luncheon @ H&H Shooting Sports
May 6 @ 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 at the H&H Shooting Sports

  OCF-OKC will be providing a free lunch; all we ask is that you RSVP.   Those not RSVPing may not have food available.

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?

May
12
Wed
OCF Tyler Luncheon @ Holly Tree Country Club, Tyler TX
May 12 @ 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)

MARCH GUEST SPEAKER – JR ROYCE – SALES – WORKOVER SOLUTIONS


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

Come join us for Fellowship and Worship!!

May
20
Thu
OCF Dallas @ Norma's Cafe
May 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Monthly Meetings:

When: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm / 3rd Thursday of month (except March and December, contact board for dates)

Where: Norma’s Cafe 605 w. 15th St.  Plano TX 75075

Speaker:

Lunch: Available via Cafe

RSVP: With Drew Kendrick via email at dkendrick@stokesandspiehler.com or by phone at 214-205-4668

NOTE: reservations must be made by Friday prior to the Thursday Meeting

Cost: The meeting is FREE to attend! Lunch available at the Cafe.  DONATIONS WELCOME!

OCF The Woodlands Luncheon @ The Church Project
May 20 @ 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 602 Pruitt Road, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Time:  11:30 at the venue. Noon via ZOOM

April speaker – Clark Baker – Exxon Mobil

TO ATTEND VIA ZOOM CLICK HERE

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.

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