Retreat Center

GMF’s Stephen Olford Center is the perfect location to host your weekend retreats, church conferences, elder and deacon meetings, fellowship meals, staff team-building events, and other events, including weddings! Located on 18 wooded acres, we offer a relaxing, scenic environment in which to connect with the Lord in a refreshing way.

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Whether you would like to host a luncheon, a dinner, or an overnight event, we have everything you need for a special time with the Lord and the Body of Christ.

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
  • Catered meals with customizable menus for up to 120 people
  • 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


Renting FAQ’s

Church and ministry retreats, staff/elder/deacon meetings, fellowship meals, prayer meetings, church services, graduations, weddings, and more. Check out our Facebook page for pictures of past events and client reviews.
Prices are dependent upon the type of event you are having, what meeting spaces you want to use, and whether you desire us to cater your event. We are happy to discuss particulars with you when you come for a tour!
Yes! We have hotel style rooms for guests who would like to spend the night.
The sooner the better. We book on a first-come, first-served basis.
While located in a large city, the SOC is secluded on 18-wooded acres, offering easy access for attendees and a restful sanctuary for visitors at the same time. Our rates are very competitive, and we offer personalized attention during the booking and planning stages as well as during the actual even
Located just a half mile south of the Riverdale exit on highway 385, our center is easily accessible from anywhere in the city and is only 20 minutes from Memphis International Airport.


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Whether large or small, we would love to help make your next event a success.

For additional information about GMF’s Stephen Olford Center and to inquire about booking, please contact us!

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