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Est. 1976

Olford Ministries International


How Can They Hear without a Preacher?

Practical courses to help you teach and preach the Bible better.

Ministry to ministers is ministry to multitudes.

– Dr. Stephen Olford


Stephen Olford Center

4000 Riverdale Road, Memphis, TN 38115

Our Mission
Preach the Word. Reach the World.
To extend and expand the preaching/teaching ministry of Dr. Stephen Olford by equipping, empowering, and entrusting faithful pastors and church leaders to conduct institutes and schools of expository preaching in their own countries, making the training relevant and transferable within their own cultures.
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OMI is based in Memphis, TN, and trains pastors and church leaders throughout the city.

Students from all over the US travel to Memphis for training, and our instructors travel across the country hosting courses in guest locations.

Pastors and church leaders from 40 different countries have come to Memphis to be trained in expository preaching and teaching.

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People Trained

Countries Reached

Courses Held

Real comments from real people who have received our training.
Unquestionably Stephen Olford is one of the most refreshingly radiant Christians that I have ever known. His impact in my life is immeasurable.” Dr. Billy Graham

Evangelist and Chairman of the Board, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

I believe when we sit at the feet of the best teachers, we will become wiser and better at what our Lord has called us to become…Learn from one of the finest biblical teachers of the 20th century…and grow your ministry to the next level. Dr. Leonard Sweet

E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew Univeristy

Dr. Stephen Olford was considered by his peers to be a “prince of preachers” over a span of fifty-five years. His preaching and teaching ministry will help you to fulfill your divine destiny in your generation! Elmer L. Towns

President, Elmer Towns Ministries - Co-Founder of Liberty University

Dr. Stephen F. Olford, one of the most significant voices throughout the 20th century and early 21st century, will impact and inspire your life and ministry. His expository preaching was known worldwide and its impact continues until this day. Kenneth C. Ulmer

Presiding Bishop, Macedonia International Bible Fellowship

Upcoming Events
Oct. 7-10: Expository Preaching and Teaching Essentials (4 days)

Bringing together the spiritual, personal, and practical elements of expository preaching, in our startup course on expositional teaching you will learn:

1. Theological essentials of what expository preaching is and does, as well as its biblical authority
2. Practical essentials of the development and delivery of expository sermons
3. Spiritual formation of the preacher
4. Fundamental elements of incarnational preaching
5. The place of the Holy Spirit in preaching

This course begins at 8:30 AM Monday and concludes at 12:45 PM on Thursday.

Register online or by phone 901.453.6422 or email

Oct. 21-24: Practical Preaching & Teaching Workshop (4 days)

In this small-group atmosphere you will:

1. Submit a sermon/message outline for peer review,
2. Receive constructive feedback and critique of a message you present “live” at the workshop,
3. Improve your teaching and preaching skills through personal coaching from experienced preachers.

This course begins at 8:30 AM Monday and concludes at 1:15 PM on Thursday.

Register online or by phone 901.453.6422 or email

Pick your courses.

Most of our courses are 4-day intensive learning experiences. Read the descriptions and see which courses interest you.

Expository Preaching & Teaching Essentials

Explore spiritual, personal, and practical elements of expository preaching and teaching.


course (4 days) + meals*


course (6 evenings, 1 Saturday morning)
+ snacks*

Predicación Expositiva y Elementos de Enseñanza Bíblica

Reuniendo los elementos espirituales, personales y prácticos de la predicación expositiva en español.


4-días enfermera + comidas*


Strengthening Expository Preaching & Teaching

Strengthen your expository preaching and teaching of different genres and challenging interpretative areas.


course (4 days) + meals*

Expository Preaching/Teaching & Spiritual Growth

Learn to focus on helping Christians become more Christ-like and mature in the Lord through your expository preaching and teaching.


course (6 evenings) + food*

Evangelistic Expository Preaching & Teaching

Ignite your evangelistic zeal as you are equipped to proclaim the Gospel faithfully.


course (4 days) + meals*

Biblical Leadership

Grow in your understanding of incarnational leadership in ministry and enhance your God-given gifts to lead more effectively.


course (4 days) + meals*

Practical Preaching & Teaching Workshop

Improve your teaching and preaching skills through personal coaching from experienced preachers.


course (5 days) + meals*


Course (6 evenings) + food*

Planning Your Preaching & Teaching

Experienced preachers help you prayerfully plan your preaching or teaching schedule for 6-12 months.


course (4 days) + meals*

Preaching & Teaching School

If you complete six institutes above, attend this final workshop to receive further personal instruction and feedback on your preaching and teaching.


course (4 days) + meals*

*Please note prices are reflective of typical institute prices and are subject to change.

On-site lodging is available for an additional fee. 

Certificate Program

Students can earn a Certificate in Expository Preaching and Teaching upon completion of the various courses above and additional focused reading assignments, preaching/teaching and writing assignments, and various practical assessments.

Graduates will have the distinction of being “Stephen Olford Fellows,” which indicates a person’s commitment to expository preaching and teaching and a desire to promote expository preaching and teaching in the future.


All institutes are taught by:

Dr. Ted Rendall – resident minister and professor with Olford Ministries International and curator of the T.S. Rendall collection, a 30,000+ volume ministry research library, Chancellor Emeritus of Prairie Bible Institute,

Dr. David Olford – president of Olford Ministries International and resident lecturer at GMF’s Stephen Olford Center,

Dr. Stephen Olford (via DVD) – founder of Olford Ministries International and GMF’s Stephen Olford Center,

Guest lecturers – experienced preachers who are experts in their fields are sometimes invited to supplement curriculum. Guest lecturers will be noted in the course descriptions above when possible.

Want to come?
Join us.
Register for courses, meals, and on-site lodging in one convenient location.

In addition to our courses, we have a wealth of resources to encourage you in your preaching and teaching and your relationship with God.

T.S. Rendall Collection
This ministry research library located at GMF’s SOC is curated by Dr. Ted Rendall and contains 30,000+ volumes. It is open for public use by appointment. Come use our resources to prepare your sermons and lessons.
Stephen Olford’s Sermons
A number of Dr. Olford’s sermons are available to listen to free of charge at One Place and Sermon Index.
Online Bookstore
Our bookstore offers selections by Dr. Stephen Olford, Dr. David Olford, Dr. Ted Rendall, and authors who have guest taught at GMF’s SOC.

Olford Ministries International, Inc., serves as resident ministry partner with Global Ministries Foundation at GMF's Stephen Olford Center and in partnership with GMF's Stephen Olford Ministry Legacy Project.