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Telling the Truth Fact Sheet

Stuart’s Background

  • In 1930, Stuart was born in Millom, Cumbria, England into a Christian home.
  • He began preaching at age 17.
  • He met his wife, Jill, at Capernwray Hall in England at a youth conference. They married in 1958.
  • In 1959, Stuart left a career in banking, and Jill left her career in teaching, and, together, they entered full-time ministry.
  • In 1970, Stuart was invited to be the senior pastor of Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and Stuart and Jill, with their three young children, moved to the U.S.
  • During Stuart’s 30 years as senior pastor, the church grew from 300 regular attendees to 7,000, becoming the largest church in Wisconsin.
  • In 2000, Stuart stepped down as senior pastor and transitioned to global ministry as Elmbrook’s minister-at-large.
  • He has preached in more than 100 countries and on every continent.
  • He has authored over 50 books, including his life memoir, Flowing Streams.
  • On the evening of August 3, 2022, Stuart passed away at the age of 91.

Jill’s Background

  • Jill was born in Liverpool, England in 1935.
  • In 1955, she graduated from Merchant Taylors’ School and Hemerton College, Cambridge.
  • Upon graduation, she taught in Liverpool and initiated an outreach ministry to youth of the city.
  • In 2000, she joined Stuart in global ministry as a minister-at-large at Elmbrook Church.
  • She has authored more than 40 books, including a women’s study Bible, devotionals, poetry, and children’s books.
  • She served on the Board of Directors for World Relief and Christianity Today for over 20 years.
  • She is the Executive Editor of Just Between Us, a magazine for ministry wives and women in church leadership.
  • Jill is a sought after speaker and author who ministers with Stuart at conferences, conventions, and retreats worldwide.

Telling the Truth

  • Telling the Truth began in 1971 as a simple tape ministry operating from the Briscoes’ home basement.
  • Today, the program is listener-supported and can be heard on almost 500 radio outlets throughout the United States including Dallas, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle, and Milwaukee, as well as across North America on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
  • The broadcast can also be heard daily overseas across the United Kingdom, Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia.
  • The daily half-hour program can be accessed via our site, our free mobile, and several other digital platforms.
  • Video teaching is available on our YouTube Channel, Vimeo, and Apple TV, Roku, and Kindle Fire Streaming TV apps.
  • Our website is home to a library of written, audio, and video Bible teaching available to stream, download, or request by mail.
  • Follow Telling the Truth on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates, encouragement, and inspiration.

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