Coffee Shop Ministry Offers Unique Hangout

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A new coffee shop in Oklahoma is surprising customers with a very unconventional business model -- everything in the store is free and everyone is welcome.

Former Oklahoma State University students Matt Ball and Matt Brown opened the Firehouse in Bristow to minister to the community.

The café looks like any other coffee shop with couches, televisions, computers, and of course, fresh coffee. The owners quit their regular full-time jobs to start the coffee shop ministry.

"It's a place that you can come and just relax, and just kind of a place of peace," Brown explained.

"If somebody needs prayer, we'll pray with them," Ball added. "If they just need somebody to listen to them, we can do that. We'll help them with their homework. Kind of like a home away from home."

Everything in the coffee shop is donated, including all the food and computers.

"It's nice to just have a place where I can relax, I can come up to do my homework, or I can just hang out and talk to the guys," Firehouse visitor Jeffrey Britt said.

The friends said their decision to open the shop was a "leap of faith."

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