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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

THE OCF BIBLE APP HAS NEW BIBLE READING PLANS

Did you know the Oilfield Christian Fellowship has a free Bible APP? It has an audio and readable Bible in over 1300 languages, the Oil Patch Bible testimonies in audio and readable formats. It also has a great devotional series…

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SPEAKER TALKS AVAILABLE HERE

31. Steve Richards - Speaks to the crowd on his life of faith and healing at The Woodlands January 2024 luncheon https://youtu.be/hsAkq51UejU 30. Claybourne Ross - Talks about his life, relationships and music in this musically inspired testimony at the…

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VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 15 – BITTERNESS

Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash By Mike Chaffin looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; Hebrews 12:15                One of…

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VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 14 – CHASTITY

By Mike Chaffin 20 Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife? Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman? 21 For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths. Proverbs 5:20-21           Chastity…

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DEVOTIONAL SERIES – VICES, VIRTUES AND EMOTIONS

VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 1 – ANGER VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 2 – PATIENCE VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS - Week 3 - ENVY VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS - Week 4 - KINDNESS VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS…

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THE TOP 52

THE 52nd MOST REFERENCED VERSE THE 51st MOST REFERENCED VERSE THE 50th MOST REFERENCED VERSE THE 49th MOST REFERENCED VERSE THE 48th MOST REFERENCED VERSE THE 47th MOST REFERENCED VERSE THE 46th MOST REFERENCED VERSE THE 45th MOST REFERENCED VERSE…

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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
Apr
19
Fri
OCF COVINGTON/NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER COFFEE @ PJ;S COFFEE
Apr 19 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
OCF COVINGTON/NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER COFFEE @ PJ;S COFFEE | Covington | Louisiana | United States

OCF – Oilfield Christian Fellowship Covington / New Orleans Chapter

Third Friday of the Month Morning Coffee

7:00am – 8:00am

Every third Friday of the month, OCF meets for coffee and prayer. A laid-back time of chatting, encouraging one another and making new friends. If you are looking for a group to connect with, all are welcome.
Fri, May 19, 2023, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (your local time)

RSVP:         Steve Freeman by EMAIL or by phone at (985) 373-5703 (cell)

Find out more about their meeting on their linkedin page

INVITE A FRIEND!OILFIELD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP LUNCH

OCF COVINGTON/NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER COFFEE @ PJ;S COFFEE
Apr 19 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
OCF COVINGTON/NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER COFFEE @ PJ;S COFFEE | Covington | Louisiana | United States

OCF – Oilfield Christian Fellowship Covington / New Orleans Chapter

Third Friday of the Month Morning Coffee

7:00am – 8:00am

Every third Friday of the month, OCF meets for coffee and prayer. A laid-back time of chatting, encouraging one another and making new friends. If you are looking for a group to connect with, all are welcome.
Fri, May 19, 2023, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (your local time)

RSVP:         Steve Freeman by EMAIL or by phone at (985) 373-5703 (cell)

Find out more about their meeting on their linkedin page

INVITE A FRIEND!OILFIELD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP LUNCH

Apr
22
Mon
OCF of LAFAYETTE CHAPTER LUNCHEON @ Fezzo's
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

OCF OF LAFAYETTE CHAPTER LUNCHEON

WHEN:  11:30 AM EVERY FOURTH MONDAY

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

SPEAKER: Mike Francis, Chairman of the Louisiana Public Service Commission and Former President and Founder of Francis Drilling Fluids

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

Apr
24
Wed
OCF Tulsa Luncheon @ Albert G's
Apr 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.

Apr
26
Fri
NORTHWEST LOUISIANA OCF CHAPTER LUNCHEON @ SHANE'S SEAFOOD AND BBQ
Apr 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
NORTHWEST LOUISIANA OCF CHAPTER LUNCHEON @ SHANE'S SEAFOOD AND BBQ | Bossier City | Louisiana | United States

NOTE:  This meeting had to be moved back a week to April 26th.  Hope you can all join us.

NW LOUISIANA OCF CHAPTER LUNCHEON

WHEN:  11:30 am Every 3rd Friday of the Month

WHERE:  SHANE’S SEAFOOD AND BBQ   4726 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA 71111

Speaker: Josh Passon, Partner with Tower Oilfield Services

COST:  $15.00 PAY AT THE DOOR.  PLEASE RSVP HERE

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JAY HARRISON  – JAY@bechemfree.COM

CLICK TICKETS TO PAY FOR YOUR MEAL VIA CREDIT CARD ONLINE OR CLICK HERE

If you would like to become a part of the leadership team please contact Jay.  There is need for more people to help make the chapter successful.

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