About Us

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  • 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).

Founders and Overseers


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.


Assistant Pastor

First Lady Dr. 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. Dr. 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 by. She's 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 the 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.



Associate Pastor

Pastor Damietta Jeffries is passionate about God’s great work and God’s great people. She is enthusiastic and devoted to encouraging others to live life according to God’s perfect plan. Through her teachings, she seeks to ignite a fervency and fortitude to abide in Christ and experience victory in every aspect of life.

Pastor Jeffries was licensed and ordained as a minister in 2010 and as an Elder in 2013. She has served in several roles over the years such as intercessor, Sunday school teacher and amour bearer. She currently assists with the oversight of the S.T.Y.L.E Women’s Ministry which sponsors an annual conference, workshops, meetings, and outings to mentor women. In addition, she oversees Open Fire's International and Local Outreach Ministry, that is committed to providing resources (financial, food and clothing) needed to empower, uplift, and strengthen communities locally and globally in Sierra Leone, Africa and Jamaica currently. Like so many others, she wears many hats but admonishes the believer to “juggle your balls” with the help of God’s grace and “finish strong” the assignments God has entrusted to us.

She is a wife of 20 years to Deacon Antwan Jeffries. They are parents to five wonderful children,Diamond, Semarion, Antwan Jr, Darius, and Ava.


Associate Pastor

Pastor Johnson is the Worship Arts Director responsible for the dynamic and creative Mime, Dance, Flag and Worship Team at Open Fire International Fellowship.

His commitment, flexibility and adaptability has modeled a multifaceted approach  in the way he serves. Pastor Johnson is a man of few words but is also known as a prophetic voice to many which has made him a sought-after and trusted consultant.

He is the husband of a divine blessing by the name of Deavonne, and the father of three children; Cristiano, Taahira and Jaydon.

Pastor Johnson is very passionate about the work of ministry and his obedience to the will of God, resulted in his journey from Jamaica to Connecticut and from there to Texas where he has been an integral part Open Fire since 2016.


Associate Pastor

Michael L. Gibson, is the son of Angela Gibson and the late Felder Gibson Sr.  He was born on June 27, 1976 in Salters, South Carolina.  He has been married for 26-years to Minister Tiffany Gibson and is the proud father of Aquan, Justin, Michaela, and Nevaeh.  He was educated in Williamsburg County School System and graduated from C.E. Murray High School.  He furthered his education at Colorado Technical University, where he has earned an Associates degree in Logistics Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.  He has been employed at Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF Railway) for 15 years.

Steadfast, faithful and God fearing best describes the ministry of Pastor Michael “Mike” Gibson.  He is a mighty man of Valor who stands firm on the Word of God and upholds the principles thereof as a Believer.  As a native of Salters, South Carolina; he has traveled the world learning, teaching, and proclaiming the Gospel He was nurtured into holiness and accepted Christ into his life in July 2007.  Pastor Mike accepted the call on his life, and in 2009 he was first installed and ordained as a Minister to preach the Gospel under the covering of Bishop Victor S. Gordon (True Worship Ministries).  He has served under ministries in Texas, Georgia, Virginia, and Colorado.  He has served in several areas of ministry to include armor bearer, Praise and Worship leader, Men’s Fellowship leader, Prison ministry liaison, Outreach team member, Security, and the Marriage Ministry.

Pastor Mike is a man of great faith, and he believes that if God says it, He will do it! Therefore, his favorite scripture is; “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”-Jeremiah 29:11


Youth Pastor

Pastor Craig is a young man who is very passionate about God. He loves to teach the word of God and loves to see young persons excelling and fulfilling their God given purposes. Pastor White can be described as a young charismatic preacher who desires to see the youth and young adults on fire for God. His favourite verse is Philippians 2:13, ESV: "for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure". Pastor Craig is married to his lovely wife Mrs. Chynah White and he aspires to venture into real estate and subsequently become a mogul and a politician.

Life's Motto:
"With God all things are possible."

Guiding Philosophy:
His guiding principle is to be consistent; even in the face of adversity. Whatever life throws at us God has promised that the same thing is producing for us a greater glory.