We help people preach better.
Ministry to ministers is ministry to multitudes.
A Brief History
How we got started.
In the 1970’s and 1980’s, Dr. Stephen Olford gave himself to developing resources and conducting courses (institutes) on the subject of expository preaching across America and around the world.
Eventually, Stephen saw a need to have a “permanent home” for this new itinerant ministry of training pastors and church leaders. So, in June of 1988, a beautiful 42-acre wooded estate in Memphis, TN, became the Stephen Olford Center for Biblical Preaching.
Over the years Stephen and his son, Dr. David Olford, have trained thousands of pastors and church leaders from around the world! Much emphasis is given to the preparation of the message and the art of expository preaching. Perhaps of even greater importance, the need for the indwelling and anointing of the Holy Spirit to give people power for preaching is central to our courses!
Continuing the ministry.
Although he transitioned to heaven in 2004, Stephen’s legacy continues. David and Dr. Ted Rendall have continued to teach the expository preaching courses, which also feature powerful messages by Stephen via DVD. Although the Stephen Olford Center is now owned by Global Ministries Foundation, Olford Ministries International continues to sponsor courses at the center and around the world.
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