Stuart Briscoe was born in Millom, Cumbria, England, where he embarked on a career in banking and preaching at the age of seventeen. In 1970 Stuart became pastor of Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin. He has authored more than forty books, preached in more than one hundred countries, and is invited to minister to pastors, missionaries, and church lay-leaders on all continents. Stuart and his wife, Jill, are now ministers-at-large at Elmbrook. They have three children and thirteen grandchildren.