Stephen Olford Center

The Stephen Olford center is a pastor training center and Christian retreat destination located in Memphis, TN.


The Stephen Olford center was originally opened by Dr. Stephen Olford (1918-2004) in 1989 as a place to train pastors in expository preaching. GMF is committed to preserving Dr. Stephen Olford’s legacy, supporting Dr. David Olford as he continues to train pastors for ministry, and seeing our premier retreat center succeed at serving the spiritual needs of believers in the Mid-South.

We serve the Church body in two primary ways:

Providing pastors and lay leaders intensive training in biblical preaching, teaching, and biblical leadership

Providing space for churches and ministries to bring groups focused on connecting with God and each other

Want more information?

To learn more about the training we do, visit our Institute page.

To learn more about using the Stephen Olford Center for your next retreat, meeting, or event,
visit our Retreat Center page.

Read more on the history of the Stephen Olford Center and how we are preserving Dr. Stephen
Olford’s legacy

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