Pastor Stuart Briscoe From Elmbrook Church!
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I have looked up to Stuart Briscoe in appreciation for the way he taught me. Things I needed to know as a newer Christian in 1989. ~ Bill Greguska
Psalm 61:3 For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.
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Pastor Stuart Briscoe And His Wife, Jill!
Ever since I attended Elmbrook Church for 23 years earlier in my life, the teaching of Pastor Stuart Briscoe has had a positive effect on me. Only God knows how many lives Pastor Stuart Briscoe has impacted.
He has a firm understanding of the Bible and teaches it very well. I am grateful for his teaching. Both Pastor Stuart and his wife Jill Briscoe have taught me a lot since I first met them in 1989.
Some of my favorite memories of spending time with Pastor Stuart Briscoe beside attending his sermons Elmbrook church was when I worked at Elmbrook Church.
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Pastor Stuart Briscoe Influence On My Life!
Elmbrook Was Fortunate To Have Pastor Stuart Briscoe
My name is Bill Greguska, and I am writing some things about Stuart Briscoe, who was my first real Bible teaching pastor.
I was privileged to hear Stuart preaching week after week for about four years. Stuart and his preaching had an enormous influence on my new-found faith.
I was born again back in 1986, shortly after I finished two years in drug and alcohol inpatient rehabilitation program.
God knew right where to put me under Stuart Briscoe’s teaching, so I could learn more about what it meant to be a Christian and apply it to my life.
Elmbrook My First Bible-Believing Church!
I Was Very Fortunate To Have Stuart Briscoe As My Pastor!
Then when I came to Elmbrook Church in 1989, and it was one of the best things the Lord lead me to do. To me, Pastor Stuart has always been a gentleman and Biblical scholar who had an excellent quick wit and a great sense of humor, not to mention his British accent and, of course, his knowledge and love for the Lord!
I remember when I was on staff in 1990-1994 and the staff lunchroom, Stuart used to share his wisdom and a little humor while we ate lunch together. He was fascinating to me, and I always seemed to put extra effort into listening to what he had to say.
Stuart preached his first sermon when he was 17 years old. More than 65 years later, he continues preaching and teaching the Bible. Stuart and his wife, Jill’s ministry, took them to all seven continents. The great commission was critical for him and his wife, Jill.
Stuart was born in Millom, Cumbria, England, in 1930. He got involved in a banking career; he also served in the Royal Marines and 1958 when he married Jill, a school teacher, who was born in Bootle, Liverpool, home of the Beatles!
At the beginning of their married life, Stuart and Jill invested most of their free time to outreach ministry to the pre-Christian youth of Britain until they were asked to leave their secular employment to join the ministry of Torchbearers, a ministry reaching out to young people all around the world.
Later on, in 1970, Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin, invited Stuart and Jill to pastor the church, they agreed, and it was a ministry they did an outstanding job for thirty years.
They helped inspire many people in the church membership and those who came from outside of the church too.
Jill And Stuart Briscoe Discuss Their Teaching Styles
“I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be: but by the grace of God, I am not what I was.” ~ Stuart Briscoe
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.
Stuart Briscoe Had A Lot Of Responsibility For Elmbrook
As the years went on in his ministry life, at the age of 70 in 2000, Stuart decided to step voluntarily down after 30 years as Elmbrook Church’s Senior Pastor to engage in a ministry-at-large around the world which included some training of church leaders in the developing countries. Jill and Stuart continue to serve Elmbrook Church as ministers-at-large.
The church has since grown to a weekly attendance of more than 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 during his extensive video and audiotapes, and more than 40 books greatly supplemented his ministry.
After 30 years as senior pastor at Elmbrook Church. TellingTheTruth.org
One Of My Fondest Memories Of Pastor Jill Briscoe
It was back in 2005 when my wife and stepson moved out of the house. That was very painful. I can distinctly remember Jill taking me by the arm.
She walked and talked with me to the other side of the church. This happened on a busy Sunday morning; Jill made the time to personally give me a CD of hers on encouragement to encourage me.
Jill also gave me a CD series from Stuart on encouragement. I will never forget the care and compassion she showed to me during that difficult time of my life.
Having Jill Briscoe take time out to encourage and point me to Jesus was something that I probably will never forget and be thankful for!
Elmbrook = Megachurch
Yes, Elmbrook is a huge megachurch, (the church auditorium used to seat 1,600 people, but now seats 3,200 each service) but when Jill Briscoe took the time to talk with me and walk me to the Telling The Truth ministry area and gave me some encouraging CD’s to comfort me during my separation/divorce for me, it made the church so much smaller to me.
There were many caring Christians that helped guide me through the 23 years I was involved with Elmbrook church. Right when I needed them the most, just getting out of long-term alcohol and drug rehabilitation myself.
Also, her son Dave Briscoe spent time with me to point me to the Lord Jesus Christ. Dave’s wife Rhea Briscoe is also a teacher and preacher and assistant to Stuart, and Jill has been helpful to me too.
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