Stuart Briscoe

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Stuart Briscoe
Born (1930-11-11) November 11, 1930 (age 86)
Millom, Cumbria, England
Residence Oconomowoc, Wisconsin[1]
Nationality British
Education Capernwray Hall Bible School
Occupation Author
International Speaker
Spouse(s) Jill Briscoe
Children David, Judy, Peter[not verified in body]

D. Stuart Briscoe (born 11 November 1930 in Millom, Cumbria, England) is an evangelical Christian author, international speaker and the former senior pastor of Elmbrook Church, in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Elmbrook is the largest church in Wisconsin, averaging 7,000 in attendance per week, making it one of the 100-largest churches in the United States.[citation needed] Briscoe is credited with transforming Elmbrook from a church of 300 members to one of the largest churches in America.

Briscoe was called as senior pastor to Elmbrook in 1970, after a banking career in England and an international ministry under the auspices of Capernwray Missionary Fellowship of Torchbearers. During his pastorate, Elmbrook grew tremendously and planted a number of "daughter" churches in the Greater Milwaukee area, while Briscoe also continued his international teaching ministry. He has written more than 40 books and the media ministry, Telling the Truth, which he founded in 1971, continues to operate.[2][self-published source?][verification needed]

In 2000, after serving for 30 years as Elmbrook's senior pastor, Briscoe and his wife, Jill, embarked on new ministries as Elmbrook's Ministers-at-Large, concentrating on reaching out to pastors, missionaries and church leaders around the world, while still maintaining close ties with Elmbrook, their home church. Briscoe and his wife have three adult children and 13 grandchildren and the couple resides in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.[1][3][self-published source?][4][self-published source?]


  1. ^ a b Heinen, Tom (2 March 2008). "Faith Put Into Action". Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee, WI. Archived from the original on August 24, 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2017. [Quote:] Not bad for an Oconomowoc couple with three children and 13 grandchildren. 
  2. ^ Briscoe, Stuart (2017). "Authors: Stuart Briscoe" (publisher autobiography). Retrieved 19 March 2017. [self-published source?]
  3. ^ Briscoe, Stuart (2008). "Meet Elmbrook Pastors, Ministers at Large: Stuart Briscoe". Archived from the original (employment autobiography) on 23 December 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2017. [self-published source?]
  4. ^ Briscoe, Stuart (2011). "Authors, Author Detail: Stuart Briscoe". Archived from the original (publisher autobiography) on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2017. [self-published source?]

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