Stuart Briscoe was born in Millom, Cumbria, England in 1930, graduated from high school at the age of 17 and promptly embarked on a career in banking. He studied law, economics and accounting in his spare time and eventually became personal assistant to the Chief
Inspector of the bank. At the age of 17 he started to preach and for 12 years preaching and his banking career kept him fully occupied.
During the Korean War he was drafted into the Royal Marines. In 1959 he and his wife, Jill, a school teacher, left the business world to share in the ministry of the Torchbearers—a youth organization reaching out to
the far corners of the world. Stuart’s travels took him all over the world while Jill looked after their three
children, David, Judy and Peter.
In 1970, Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin, U.S.A asked Stuart to become pastor. The church has since grown to a weekly attendance in excess of 7,000 and has planted eight sister churches in the Milwaukee area. Elmbrook’s TV and radio ministries—Telling the Truth—featuring Stuart and Jill are broadcast widely while his extensive video and audio tapes and more then 40 books extend his ministry.
After 30 years as Senior Pastor at Elmbrook Church, Stuart has stepped down and he and Jill have assumed the roles of Ministers-at-Large on Elmbrook’s church staff. Various schools have honored him with honorary doctorates, and God has blessed him and Jill with 13 grandchildren at the last count. He has preached in more than 100 countries and is invited to minister to pastors, missionaries and church lay-leaders on all continents.
In his spare time he likes to read, run (not at the same time), garden, and enjoy God’s creation.
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