Stuart Briscoe Has Greatly Influenced Many!

Stuart Briscoe Has Greatly Influenced Many!

Stuart Briscoe is the first strong pastor I leaned from after I was born again!

Pastor Stuart and Jill Briscoe has taught me a lot since I first met him 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.

Stuart’s teaching was much different than I was used to growing up Catholic. Week after week, for many years hearing Stuart preach I could not help but learn more and more about what Christian faith was all about. Stuart help to fill the many biblical gaps that my Catholic upbringing really never addressed which I am so very grateful for. I am incredibly thankful that God placed Pastor Stuart in my life. 
Having a wise pastor like I had with Stuart Briscoe can make a big difference in a new Christian’s life like he did for me back 1989. Stuart and Jill are still affiliated with Elmbrook Church as Minister at large which means they travel around the world sharing the Gospel despite their age which seems to be irrelevant to his success in teaching others about Jesus Christ even though Stuart was born November 30, 1930, has not slowed him down. I am thankful for all the years he has been senior pastor at Elmbrook Church. God has used Stuart and Jill greatly. ~ Bill Greguska



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.


Pastor Stuart Briscoe Influence On My Life!

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Pastor Stuart Briscoe with his wonderfully gifted wife, Jill Briscoe.

My name is Bill Greguska, and I am writing a couple of paragraphs about Stuart Briscoe, who was my first real Bible teaching pastor that I was privileged to hear his preaching week after week for about four years. Stuart and his preaching had an enormous influence on my new-found faith in that came about for me 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 the what it meant to be a Christian and apply it to my life.

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 lunch room, 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. Obviously, the great commission was critical of him and his wife, Jill.


Stuart Briscoe Youthful Life Lessons In Serving God!

Stuart Briscoe Explains About Getting Into God!


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.

Young Stuart and Jill Briscoe about 1970 NeedEncouragement

Young Stuart Briscoe and his wife Jill Briscoe about 1970

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 as they helped inspire many people in the church membership and those who came from outside of the church too.

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 audio tapes and more than 40 books greatly supplemented his ministry. After 30 years as senior pastor at Elmbrook Church.


Stuart Briscoe’s Wife Jill Briscoe Teaches About Psalm 23

Pastor Jill Briscoe

Jill Briscoe

Pastor Jill Briscoe

I remember one of my fondest memories of Jill was back in 2005 when my wife and stepson moved out of the house that was very, very painful. I can distinctly remember Jill taking me by the arm and walking me all the way to the other side of the church building on a Sunday morning to personally give me a CD of hers on encouragement to encourage me, and she also gave me a CD series from Stuart also on encouragement. I will never forget the care and compassion she showed to me during that difficult time of my life.

Yes, Elmbrook is a gigantic mega church, but when Jill did that for me during some very hard times I was going through, it made the church so much smaller to me. 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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Psalm 61:3 For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.


I have looked up to Stuart Briscoe in appreciation for the way he taught me what I needed to know as a newer Christian in 1989. ~ Bill Greguska