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Jill Briscoe

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Nationality  British
Name  Jill Briscoe
Employer  Just Between Us
Role  Author

Title  Executive Editor
Spouse  Stuart Briscoe
Religion  Evangelical Christian

Full Name  Jill Pauline Ryder
Born  29 June 1935 (age 80) (1935-06-29) Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Occupation  Author, editor, speaker
Known for  Author, editor, and speaker
Residence  Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States
People also search for  Stuart Briscoe, Sandra D Wilson, Beth Moore, Jim Plueddemann
Board member of  World Relief, Christianity Today
Books  Prayer That Works, Faith Enough to Finish, God's Front Door, 8 choices that will change a, There's a Snake in My Garden

Education  University of Cambridge

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Jill Briscoe (born 29 June 1935) is a British American author, editor, and speaker. She has written or co-written over 40 books and serves as the founder and Executive Editor of Just Between Us magazine. She is a former member of the boards of directors of World Relief and Christianity Today.


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Early life and education

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Jill Pauline (née Ryder) Briscoe was born on 29 June 1935 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, the daughter of William "Bill" and Margaret "Peggy" Ryder. She attended Homerton College, Cambridge, graduating with a diploma to teach in the public school system. Ryder married her husband and future writing and ministry partner, D. Stuart Briscoe, in 1958 in Liverpool.

Early career

Briscoe taught for three years, then served for ten years as the director of Capernwray Hall, a nursery school and Christian youth centre.

Elmbrook Church

Briscoe came to the United States in 1970, when her husband was called to serve as the senior pastor of Elmbrook Church, in Brookfield, Wisconsin. There she served as a member of the laity and established a youth ministry called the God Squad, while also taking the lead in the development of Elmbrook's women's ministry. She began to speak extensively all over North America.

Speaking and writing

In 2000, after her husband stepped down from his pastorate, she and her husband began serving as ministers-at-large of Elmbrook Church, allowing them to travel around the world teaching pastors, missionaries, and church leaders. Briscoe has written or co-written over 40 books, ranging in genre and subject matter from scriptural studies and devotionals to poetry and children's books. She serves as a member of the teaching staff of Telling the Truth Ministries, a worldwide media ministry founded by her husband. She is the founder and executive editor of Just Between Us, a Christian women's lifestyle magazine that serves women involved in church ministry. She is a former member of the boards of directors of World Relief and Christianity Today, having served in that capacity for over 20 years.

Personal life

Jill Ryder married Stuart in 1958 in Liverpool. They have three adult children, and as of 2008, 13 grandchildren.

As of 2008, the couple resides in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Literature cited

  • Briscoe, D. Stuart & Briscoe, Jill (2006). Married for Life: Growing Together Through the Differences and Surprises of Life. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 9780830857005. Retrieved March 18, 2017. CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
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