Stephen Olford (1918 - 2004) was an internationally known minister, born
in Zambia and serving churches from England to New York City. Often
called “the preacher’s preacher,” he influenced countless lives, including his
longtime friend, Dr. Billy Graham. He also pioneered the “Encounter” radio
program and Olford Ministries International, both of which continue today.
David Olford, son of Stephen Olford, is president of Olford Ministries Inter-
national based in Memphis, Tennessee. He and his wife have two children.