From the Pen of Olan Hendrix

Olan Hendrix

Olan Hendrix, the founding President of ECFA (1979-1981) has a rich and varied background of ministry experience. His career includes ten years as a pastor, four years as founding pastor of First Baptist Church, Elkton, Maryland, and six years as pastor of the historic Hilltown Baptist Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Other ministries include twelve years as U.S. Director of Send International and seven years as General Director of American Missionary Fellowship.

Mr. Hendrix’s teaching has taken him to work in more than two dozen countries of the world. In addition, he has served as a consultant to scores of churches and nonprofit ministries. Mr. Hendrix is one of the pioneers in the application of management skills and tools for Christian ministry, and he is the author of Management for Christian Leaders. Olan and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Sun Lakes, Arizona.

ECFA is pleased to offer excerpts from Olan’s writings as a part of our Knowledge Center. Please find below many great topical articles that we hope will be a blessing to you in your ministry.  


All excerpts are reprinted by ECFA with permission from Olan Hendrix.

This text is provided with the understanding that ECFA is not rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice or service. Professional advice on specific issues should be sought from an accountant, lawyer, or other professional.