Stuart and Jill were born in England, he in Cumbria in 1930, and Jill in Liverpool in 1935. They married in 1958 and have served in ministry together for over 50 years. Stuart has written more than 50 books, received three honorary doctorates, and preached in more than 100 countries.
Jill is the author of over 40 books, serves on the Board of Directors for World Relief and Christianity Today, and is Executive Editor of Just Between Us, a magazine for women with a heart for ministry.
She is a graduate of Cambridge University and received an honorary doctorate from Trinity International University in 2005. Both are highly requested speakers at conferences, retreats and conventions in all corners of the world.
Stuart served across the pond for 30 years as the senior pastor of Elmbrook Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which under his leadership grew into the largest church in the region with weekly attendance of 7,000, and planted eight other churches. In 2000, Stuart stepped down from that role, and the Briscoes began their new roles for the church as ministers-at-large.
They offer leadership training and support to missionaries, church leaders and pastors throughout the world. Stuart and Jill continue to call Milwaukee home and for the few months they spend there, enjoy time with their children and 13 grandchildren.
The newest voice on the broadcast is Pete Briscoe, senior pastor at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas, and the Briscoe’s youngest son. In 2004, Pete joined his parents on the programme, contributing his uniquely-gifted teaching to the broadcasts. Since 2007, in addition to teaching an equal third of the broadcasts, Pete has served as daily host of the programme.
Pete grew up under Stuart’s ministry at Elmbrook. He received his Masters of Divinity Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois. During that time, he was impacted by a professor who told him that it was “a sin to bore people with the Bible.”
He has taken that to heart, and since 1992 has served as senior pastor at Bent Tree. Under Pete’s leadership, the church has grown ten-fold to 4,000 members and is deeply committed to missions outreach. He is married to Libby and has three children.