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Global Ministries Foundation’s

Stephen Olford Ministry legacy Project

Preach the Word. Reach the World.

our Mission

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. 


We offer a variety of 4-day intensive courses to train pastors and church leaders in expository preaching and biblical leadership.


Pastors and church leaders who complete our institutes may qualify to become legacy coordinators to train others in expository preaching using master sets of DVD’s and notes provided by the project.

What our Attendees are saying

Real comments from real people who have received our training.

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Upcoming events

Sept. 11-14, 2018: Expository Preaching and Teaching Essentials

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.

Register online or contact us for more information: 901.453.6422 or

Sept. 17-20, 2018: Strengthening Expository Preaching
Strengthening your expository preaching skills in 3 areas:

  1. Some of the challenging elements of the sermon that every preacher faces,
  2. Some of the interpretive traps to avoid and guidelines to follow,
  3. How to study, interpret, and sermonize some of the different types of biblical literature.

Register online or contact us for more information: 901.453.6422 or

Sept. 21-24, 2018: Evangelistic Expository Preaching
Your evangelistic zeal will be ignited as you are equipped to proclaim the Gospel faithfully. Special attention is given to:

1. The content of the Gospel message,
2. The preparation of evangelistic messages,
3. The distinctives and dynamics of evangelist proclamation and invitation,
4. Guidelines for follow-up work, discipleship training and biblical church growth.

Register here or for more information call Betty at 901.453.6422 or email her at

Sept. 25-28, 2018: Expository Preaching and Spiritual Growth
You will learn expository preaching with the goal of helping Christians grow in the Lord and into Christ-likeness. Sessions will center on:

1. Defining spiritual maturity and immaturity,
2. The spiritual growth of the preacher,
3. The spiritual growth of a local church.

Register here or for more information call Betty at 901.453.6422 or email her at

Oct. 1-4, 2018: Biblical Leadership
This course, designed for church leaders, parachurch leaders, and denominational leaders, will:

1. Grow you in your biblical understanding of incarnational leadership in ministry and the Church,
2. Enhance your God-given gifts to more effectively lead, mentor, and instruct the people of God,
3. Teach you how to encourage those you lead in practical participation in the ministry of the Church.

Register here or for more information call Betty at 901.453.6422 or email her at

Oct. 9-12, 2018: Practical Preaching and Teaching Workshop
In this small-group atmosphere you will:

  1. Submit a sermon 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.

Register online or contact us for more information: 901.453.6422 or

Certificate Program


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

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


How GMF’s SOML project is empowering expository preaching training.

Miguelito Pabilonia Trains 32 Pastors in the Philippines

Miguelito Pabilonia has gone through several of our preaching courses at GMF's Stephen Olford Center. He has taken what he has learned and turned around to teach it to pastors in his home country, the Philippines. This multiplication that comes from training pastors...
World Reach Camus in Meru


“Drs. Stephen and David Olford and the others are on the cutting edge of the Word. It is Holy Spirit anointed. It’s timeless because it is Truth. As the scripture says, “iron sharpeneth iron” and I found out (here at the center) that my iron is not as sharp as I...

Update from India

(August 15, 2014) We praise the Lord in the completion of the translation of The Essentials In Expository Preaching both in Telugu and Hindi. In recent days Edgar Sathuluri, the Stephen Olford Legacy coordinator in India, screened these DVDs with over 265...

Host your own institute

  1. Gather a group
  2. Pick an institute or have us customize one for you
  3. Choose a date and location

Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you!

“Ministry to ministers is ministry to multitudes!”

Dr. Stephen Olford


GMF's Stephen Olford Ministry Legacy Project

P.O. Box 1150
Cordova, TN 38018
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