Where we began, leads to where we're going.
Open Fire International Fellowship Church was founded by Dr. Lincoln & Apryl Coffie in November 2012. Starting out in the living room of their home, they began to see an increase in membership and moved the service into the garage. The ministry rapidly expanded, and services were moved to their first building at 322 E. Ave C in February 2013. With continued growth, 3 years later, the church moved to our current location at 1801 E. Rancier Ave in Killeen, Texas
NOT DEFINED BY COLOR, CREED, OR BACKGROUND, BUT DEFINED BY A PASSION FOR GOD, FOR LIFE, AND FOR PEOPLE. THE KIND OF PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE A LIFE GOD-DESIGNED AND GOD-INSPIRED. THE KIND OF PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
ADVANCING THE KINGDOM OF GOD THROUGH THE PROCLAMATION OF THE POTENT GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST AND BY THE DEMONSTRATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT'S POWER; STRIVING TO EMPOWER THE TOTAL MAN; SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY.
Our Vision is . . .
To have a membership of over Twenty Thousand – mature Christians, empowered - (spirit, soul and body) to transform their homes and communities. Having also the assembly to house them in an environment of true Christian Fellowship & The Potent Undiluted Word Of God.
To have a Non-profit clinic to serve the uninsured, provide medications; provide a place for persons to get medical exams and other medical needs.
To establish THE HEART OF HELP HOME PROJECT (a place to serve battered women, men and children, to feed and clothe them and to provide shelter for the homeless. This is a project that will give people a sense of belonging and purpose, a place of refuge and most importantly a place where the Gospel will be ministered to them).
Our Pastoral Staff
Dr. Lincoln G. Coffie, MD
Our Senior Pastor
Dr. Lincoln G. Coffie is the Senior Pastor/Teacher of Open Fire International Fellowship and Overseer of Open Fire International Fellowship @ Bartlett, TX. He has been a minister of the gospel for 10 years. God has highly favored Dr. Coffie by allowing explosive growth and outreach to accompany his ministry.
Truly a pastor after God's own heart, Dr. Coffie has a passion to feed and care for God's people. He is very passionate about seeing wounded lives restored by the power of God. He devotes his time ensuring that individuals flourish in their new life in Christ. Anointed in healing and deliverance, he is known as a man of God who preaches the undiluted truth in and out of season. With his desire to see lost souls saved, he preaches the Good News wherever he goes. God has given him a special grace in his teaching style by allowing him the ability to pull from anywhere in the Scriptures while always pointing man to Christ.
Dr. Coffie has been innovative in finding alternative approaches to traditional church service in an effort to reach lost souls. He has been deemed a powerful messenger of God who has established himself globally and nationally as an outstanding evangelical speaker.
Dr. Coffie received a bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science from Baylor University, in Waco, TX and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. Additionally, he served as Medical Director for the Killeen Free Clinic. Dr. Coffie is married to his lovely wife Apryl and they are the proud parents of four children, Lincoln Jr, Lindel, Lael, and Ethan.
Apryl A. Coffie
Our Assistant Pastor and First Lady
Our First Lady Apryl Coffie is a phenomenal woman of God who was born on the beautiful Island of Jamaica. She is a captivating as well as a motivating teacher and preacher known for her ability to relate and minister to people exactly where they are. She is not afraid to deal with hard issues and traditionally untouched topics. Pastor Apryl preaches a message that provokes one to change and her teachings bring a clear understanding of biblical truths with an emphasis
on walking in victory in every circumstance of life.
Under her leadership, the church's Intercessory Team was developed, which thousands in the Central Texas metropolitan area have been affected. She also the visionary of the Strong,
Tenacious, Youthful, Loving, and Extraordinary (STYLE) Women's Ministry, which has sponsored conferences, workshops, meetings, and outings to mentor women and build stronger families. As First Lady of Open Fire International Fellowship, Assistant Pastor, and Intercessor, she is a godly role model for thousands of women as she also fulfills her roles as a wife and
mother to four children, Lincoln Jr, Lindel, Lael, and Ethan.