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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.



Greeting San Antonio OCF Family! Unfortunately, our April meeting will be canceled because of the current social distancing requirements. In the meantime please reach out to us with any prayer request or support systems we can share with others. Current…

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Featured Event
OCF San Antonio luncheon @ Sonterra Country Club
Apr 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

When:  Always the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Please come be a part of the Oilfield Christian Fellowship monthly meeting at Sonterra Country Club for lunch and fellowship July 10 at 11:30 a.m.

RSVP cost is $20


ATTENTION: We have a new venue and request that you RSVP which is very simple to do with just a couple clicks, no RSVP pay at the door is $25.

If your interested in sponsoring lunch please contact Matt Lockwood 210-701-6397

Where – SONTERRA COUNTRY CLUB 901 Sonterra Blvd San Antonio, TX 78258

               The meeting entrance is where the valet is located.

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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

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

PLEASE RSVP via 48 hours prior to the event

OCF Tyler Luncheon @ Holly Tree Country Club, Tyler TX
Apr 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm


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)

For more information contact:
 Terry Bates at 903-343-3111 or


Come join us for Fellowship and Worship!!

OCF Dallas @ Hope for the Heart Headquarters
Apr 16 @ 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: Hope for the Heart Headquarters, 2001 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano TX 75075


Lunch: Available via Cafe on location

RSVP: With Drew Kendrick via email at or by phone at 214-205-4668

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

Cost: FREE! Lunch available at the Cafe located in the lobby of the Hope Center.  DONATIONS WELCOME!

OCF Permian Basin Luncheon @ Rock The Desert Field house
Apr 16 @ 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

Due to Coronavirus concerns the March 19th 2020 meeting has been cancelled.

OCf TheWoodlands luncheon @ The Church Project
Apr 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Make your plans to attrend The Woodlands OCF luncheon on the third Thursday of every month except July and December.  The meetings take place at the Church Project  at 295 Sawdust Road
See The Woodlands Chapter page for up to date information.

Due to Coronavirus concerns the March 19th meeting has been cancelled.

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