Training Pastors, Reaching the World
Dr. Stephen Olford
As Mentor and Model to thousands of preachers, teachers, and pastors in the United States and around the world, Dr. Olford’s influence cannot be measured. He has had a significant role in the lives of many, including his longtime friend, Dr. Billy Graham. He has been called “The Preacher’s Preacher.”
Dr. Stephen Olford was one of the world’s most dynamic Christian leaders of the 20th century. Throughout his life he taught boldly and effectively about the effectiveness of expository preaching, evangelistic teaching, and spiritual growth.
The passion and power of Dr. Olford’s preaching took him around the globe. His ministries brought him into intimate contact with world leaders and the ordinary man on the street.
Dr. Olford’s life is a challenge to the Lords people, demonstrating what can be accomplished when a Christian embraces the Lord’s call to service and allows the Holy Spirit to empower that service.
The Legacy Project
The Stephen Olford Ministry Legacy (SOML)is an exciting new project initiated by the Olford family to preserve and extend the powerful preaching and teaching ministry of Dr. Stephen F. Olford.
The SOML continues to equip, empower, and release faithful pastors and church leaders to teach Expository Preaching, utilizing Dr. Olford’s teaching materials. The scope is international focusing especially on areas where pastoral training is limited.
This project will give you access to the rich legacy of Dr. Olford’s archived sermons as the Media Center Project is developed, as well as opportunities to help provide training for pastors around the world.
(May 2013 – London, England) Pictured above: Miguelito Pabilonia meeting with visiting Filipino pastors in London. Miguel in partnership with Ray Thomas, our Legacy Coordinator in the UK, will be training a group of Filipino pastors in the UK later this year.
(May 7, 2013) Students attended the April institutes not only from the US, but from around the world … Nigeria, Liberia, Mozambique, South Africa, Philippines, Singapore, and Myanmar. The Institutes are four day intensive workshops held at the beautiful campus of the Stephen Olford Center of Union …Read More
(February, 2013) Over the last several months Will Womble and his team in Cameroon have trained over 200 pastors and church leaders in The Essentials of Expository Preaching and The Essentials of Evangelistic Preaching at The Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Mbongko …Read More
(February, 2013) PRAISE THE LORD … Ishaya Baba and the leadership team just completed training in the Essentials of Expository Preaching in Northern Nigeria. They have serious security challenges and worship under armed security guards because of threats from the Boko Haram. In …Read More
Watch a video clip from a Pastor who completed the Essentials of Expository Preaching in Bogata, Colombia.
Dr. Jay Jackson, Executive Director of Wales Goebel Ministry, sent a testimonial from a Colombian pastor who graduated from a recent Stephen Olford School of Preaching in Bogata, Colombia.
(Feb. 2013) Dr. Robinson Rimun reports that the first Indonesian SOML training was held May 20-24, 2012 for eight seminary students. Below are a few comments from two students.
“So helpful! The SOML material was helpful for me as a beginner desiring to be an effective preacher. …Read More
March 21-23, 2013
The Stephen Olford Center at Union University
4000 Riverdale Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Rev. Ron and Patricia Owens
Dr. Ted Rendall
Dr. David Olford
Dr. Fred Wolfe
Dr. Al Whittighill
THURSDAY, March 21
Registration Begins 2:30pm
Opening Session: Message and Prayer Time 3:00 p.m.
Dinner … Read More
Recently, Bobby Wilson, an alumni of the Stephen Olford Institute, taught a preaching workshop at the Columbia Bible Institute in Bogota, Columbia. Seventeen men preached, were videoed and critiqued to enhance their preaching skills. The men studied Philippians and developed their messages in written manuscript according to the passage they were assigned.
Several are currently preaching in existing churches and some …Read More
(July21, 2012) Two groups completed the Essentials of Expository preaching during July 17-21, 2012. Pastors Pedro and Clement assisted me in training the preachers.
The names of trainees …Read More
July 3, 2012. We have had persecution coming from the Islamic fundamentalists. On the 17th of June, two Churches were bombed in Zaria and many were killed. Following that …Read More
June 27, 2012. Twenty –four men have completed the Essentials of Expository Preaching and the Anointed Biblical Preaching and Teaching series. The men have Dr. Olford’s textbook and have completed a practical preaching workshop. During the workshop, each …Read More
Training Colombians in expository preaching continues at Logos Bible Institute in Bogota, Colombia. Dr. Jay Jackson and Octavio Samper taught the Essentials of Expository Preaching. The next project is scheduled for October 1-8, 2012 to train approximately 30 …Read More