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Event Phone: 901-757-7977

  • February 7, 2018 - February 10, 2018
    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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 AM Wednesday and concludes at 1 PM on Saturday.

For more information, call Betty at 901.453.6422 or email her at




Venue Phone: 901.757.7977

Venue Website:

4000 Riverdale Road, Memphis, Tennessee, 38115, United States

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

GMF's 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. Located on 18 wooded acres, we offer a relaxing, scenic environment in which to connect with the Lord in a refreshing way.¬†Here are just some of the services and amenities we currently offer:  
  • A variety of meeting spaces and chapels that can accommodate small gatherings as well as events with up to 150 people
  • Lodging options for up to 98 people, including suites and handicap accessible rooms
  • 18 acres of beautiful wooded scenery
  • A large patio, a pool, a half-court basketball court, and a 32,000 volume library
  • Complimentary wireless internet access
For more information on our facilities, please visit our Retreat Center website.