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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

12.  30th ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON.  FEATURED SPEAKER - MIKE CHAFFIN SPEAKING ON "WHAT ARE MY CHOICES?" https://youtu.be/3i3AL_YAyrE 11.  THE POWER OF THE BIBLE.  A BIBLE MINISTRY UPDATE FOLLOWED BY JOHN ROYAL, GULF ENERGY PRESIDENT SPEAKING AT THE MARCH 2021 OCF HOUSTON…

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Articles | Bible Resources

THE LAST WORD – 2 CORINTHIANS

By Mike Chaffin Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet…

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THE LAST WORD – 1 CORINTHIANS

By Mike Chaffin  I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand.  If anyone does not love the Lord, let that person be cursed! Come, Lord! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love to all of…

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THE LAST WORD – ROMANS

By Mike Chaffin Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began but now made manifest, and by…

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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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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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WHAT IS ALL THE FUSS ABOUT ABORTION?

Yes Virginia there is abortion in the world. While it is not legal in every country, in 1973 it was declared by the United States Supreme Court to be a right of a woman to take the life of her…

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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
Aug
11
Wed
OCF Tyler Luncheon @ Holly Tree Country Club, Tyler TX
Aug 11 @ 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)

JUNE GUEST SPEAKER – United States Congressman Louie Gohmert

To attend p;lease RSVP  to Terry.bates18@gmail.com 

MAY GUEST SPEAKER – JOHN P ALEXANDER

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!!

OCF San Antonio luncheon @ Bigz Burger Joint
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
OCF San Antonio luncheon @ Bigz Burger Joint | San Antonio | Texas | United States

When:  Always the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

OCF LUNCHEON

OCF Friends,

Please join the San Antonio Oilfield Christian Fellowship for lunch at Bigz Burger Joint on Wednesday, May 12th at 12 p.m. This will be an informal meeting of fellowship. Any expense for lunch will be at each attendee’s discretion and we ask if you plan to attend please RSVP

It has been a long time since our last in-person meeting and we hope to see you there to hear all that God has been doing in your life. We suspect with all that has happened, we may have many who have a story to share with us. With that in mind, we are in the process of looking for a permanent venue and ask if you know of a venue that may host our group please let someone on the leadership team know. 

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. – Proverbs 27:17

For Him,
The SA OCF Team

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter

Oilfield Christian fellowship San Antonio Luncheon

Mark Your Calendars and make plans to attend

If you have any specific request and / or questions for the OCF San Antonio chapter don’t hesitate to reply to this email or email OCFSanAntonio@gmail.com.

For additional information email: ocfsanantonio@gmail.com or call Joe DeGeare 281-381-7573 or Pete Bommer 210-216-6400 .

PLEASE RSVP via 48 hours prior to the event

Sep
8
Wed
OCF Tyler Luncheon @ Holly Tree Country Club, Tyler TX
Sep 8 @ 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)

JUNE GUEST SPEAKER – United States Congressman Louie Gohmert

To attend p;lease RSVP  to Terry.bates18@gmail.com 

MAY GUEST SPEAKER – JOHN P ALEXANDER

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!!

OCF San Antonio luncheon @ Bigz Burger Joint
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
OCF San Antonio luncheon @ Bigz Burger Joint | San Antonio | Texas | United States

When:  Always the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

OCF LUNCHEON

OCF Friends,

Please join the San Antonio Oilfield Christian Fellowship for lunch at Bigz Burger Joint on Wednesday, May 12th at 12 p.m. This will be an informal meeting of fellowship. Any expense for lunch will be at each attendee’s discretion and we ask if you plan to attend please RSVP

It has been a long time since our last in-person meeting and we hope to see you there to hear all that God has been doing in your life. We suspect with all that has happened, we may have many who have a story to share with us. With that in mind, we are in the process of looking for a permanent venue and ask if you know of a venue that may host our group please let someone on the leadership team know. 

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. – Proverbs 27:17

For Him,
The SA OCF Team

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter

Oilfield Christian fellowship San Antonio Luncheon

Mark Your Calendars and make plans to attend

If you have any specific request and / or questions for the OCF San Antonio chapter don’t hesitate to reply to this email or email OCFSanAntonio@gmail.com.

For additional information email: ocfsanantonio@gmail.com or call Joe DeGeare 281-381-7573 or Pete Bommer 210-216-6400 .

PLEASE RSVP via 48 hours prior to the event

Sep
23
Thu
Big Lake/San Angelo OCF Luncheon @ The Conference Room of the Cobblestone Inn and Suites
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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