Union University

Stephen Olford Center

Stephen Olford Center

Welcome to the Stephen Olford Center at Union University

The Stephen Olford Center at Union University is dedicated to facilitating educational programming that embodies the ministry legacy of Dr. Stephen Olford (1918-2004). Dr. Olford was a champion for expository preaching in the United States and around the world. He himself was often termed a preacher's preacher and devoted his life to preaching the Word of God through the power of the Holy Spirit and teaching others to do likewise. The Stephen Olford Center advances the mission of Union University by encouraging and equipping students to serve through the Church and in society with Christ-centered excellence.

Recent News

Institutes draw pastors from around the world to Olford Center

The two spring Institutes courses offered at Union University’s Stephen Olford Center in Memphis, Tenn., brought pastors from Nigeria, Myanmar, Liberia, Singapore, Mozambique, the Philippines and South Africa.

The Institutes are four-day ministry development courses that have blended theological foundations with practical essentials for pastors since the 1980s. READ MORE

Upcoming Events

Visit our Ministry Library

Need a quiet place to study, do a project, finish a book? Our unique library is just the place. LEARN MORE

Would you like to be an expert in Expository Preaching?

Take our Certificate in Expository Preaching Program


Visit the Olford Bookstore
Academic Programs at the Center
Ministry Development Training
Ministry Resources
Retreat & Conference Ministry
Contact Information
  • 4000 Riverdale Rd.
    Memphis, TN 38115
  • Phone: 901-757-7977 or 1-800-843-2241
  • Fax: 901-757-1372
  • E-mail: socinfo@uu.edu