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Oilfield Workers Sharing Christ Around the World


We have the Bibles in English, Spanish, and Chinese. We are working on Portuguese and Russian and are waiting for the right time to publish these versions of the Oil Patch Bible. Want to help us do this? Contact Mike Chaffin.

There are several ways to help.

First, we need your prayers for the leadership of this ministry. We need you to pray to open doors. We need you to pray for hands and feet to distribute the Bibles, books, and tracts.

Second, we need you to volunteer to help distribute Bibles to those you work with here in the United States or those you visit overseas.

Third, we need you to donate so we can make these Bibles and Books economically available to those who distribute large volumes of Bibles who cannot pay for all they need.

Fourth, we need people who want to join the Bible Supply committee by being a point man or woman for the Bible ministry in the various chapters we have around the U.S. and Canada.

If there is no chapter near you but there is an oilfield you want to reach, we need your help. You can be an Oil Patch Bible distribution committee leader for your community. Contact Mike Chaffin to let him know how you want to be involved.

In the fall of 2003, John Bird was moved by God to print a custom-made Bible designed for the Oilfields of the World. In January of 2005, the Oil Patch Bible, Fuel for the Soul became a reality. It is a custom-made testimony NIV Bible that has been successful in reaching people for Christ. Today we have the Oil Patch Bible in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese, and have distributed over 175,000 copies of this Bible all over the world.

Contact Mike Chaffin to find out more about the ministry or to order Bibles and the devotional book. You can also place your order here on our secure website. You can also contact John Bird.

The simple answer is yes, John Bird and Mike Chaffin frequently speak to churches and organizations about the OCF and about Christ. There are other men and women in our member chapters who can also speak to local congregations if travel or timing is a problem.

The OCF Bible Ministry has been around since the end of 2000. For the first 4 years, the Ministry focused on sending Bibles in any language with men or women who were traveling overseas for their jobs or on a mission trip. The ministry was quite successful in distributing International language Bibles and tracts all over the world. In fact, by August 2014, we have distributed Bibles in 30 different languages to 60 different countries that we know about. This ministry is still going strong. Want to be a part of it or know more? Click here

Ask questions. Find answers.

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.



Starting on August 17th, 2022 the Ft. Worth Chapter will begin meeting on the third Wednesday of each month.  The venue is the Ft. Worth Petroleum Club.  Please mark your calendar for the new meeting dates, always the third Wednesday…

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The Spanish edition of Making The Trip With God on Route 316 is now available. "HACIENDO EL VIAJE CON DIOS EN LA RUTA 316" Get yours today by using the General Ministry Donation Order Form

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By Mike Chaffin 11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God. 12 Demetrius is well spoken of by…

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The Spanish language devotional, "HACIENDO EL VIAJE CON DIOS EN LA RUTA 316"  is now available.  You an order yours today by clicking on the store tab and ordering your devotional there or going directly to the General Ministry Donation…

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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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OCF of Ft. Worth Luncheon @ The Fort Worth Petroleum Club 40th Floor
Aug 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
OCF of Ft. Worth Luncheon @ The Fort Worth Petroleum Club 40th Floor | Fort Worth | Texas | United States

Meetings:  A NEW TIME

When: 3rd WEDNESDAY of each month – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: The Fort Worth Petroleum Club 40th Floor; 777 Main St
Lunch: $35.00
RSVP for luncheon: E-mail Scott Royal  at to request an e-mail flyer with RSVP link

Contact Scott Royal by phone at 817-851-5425 (cell) or any board member for further information

Please, we MUST have your reservation or cancellation. PLEASE RSVP to the link on the flyer.

OCF Permian Basin Luncheon @ Rock The Desert Field house
Aug 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm


WHAT: Oilfield Christian Fellowship

WHEN:  3rd Thursday, every month 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

WHERE: the Rock the Desert field house on FM 1788 north of the airport


Rock the Desert Field House
2000 FM 1788, Midland, TX 79706


OCF The Woodlands Luncheon @ The Church Project
Aug 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 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.

August Speaker – TBD


No meetings in June or July

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.

OCF Oklahoma City luncheon @ City Rescue Mission
Sep 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 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 ( prior to 6 AM on the Wednesday before Thursday lunch.
For more information contact:
Max Holloway (, OCF-OKC Chapter Leader.
Randy Patterson, 405-517-0820 (cell/text),,; OCF-OKC Director of Communications

Please be sure to share this news with others and use the Eventbrite RSVP (


How: Please RSVP to 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?

OCF Houston Luncheon @ Houston First Baptist Church
Sep 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 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 $20.00.  Walk-in pricing is $25.00  Event is free if you are not eating.
TO RSVP to attend the meeting click HERE
See the chapter page for up to date information here  Houston Chapter


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