Brian Stiller was raised in a minister’s home on the prairies. Educated at the University of Toronto (BA in History), Wycliffe College (Master of Religion), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry), he has received honorary doctorates from Briercrest College and Trinity Western University.
During the 1960s, Stiller began working with youth: director of Montreal Youth for Christ, then Toronto YFC, and finally as Canadian president of Youth for Christ.
From 1983 to 1997 his leadership as president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada gave him national profile as a voice for people of biblical faith. By way of weekly television, publishing a national magazine, authoring a number of books and public speaking, he helped move the evangelical community into the mainstream of influence and commentary.
Brian served as President of Tyndale University College & Seminary from 1995 to 2009. Tyndale is the oldest standing institution of its kind in Canada, serving some 1200 students. Since 2009 he has served as president ot the Tyndale Foundation, leading a capital campaign of sixty million, in purchase of a new campus and is now appointed President Emeritus by Tyndale.
Since July 1, 2011, Stiller has served as Global Ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance, a global alliance which serves some 600 million evangelical Christians.
Stiller is founder and former editor-in-chief of Canada’s national magazine, Faith Today. He hosted a national weekly television program “Cross Currents.” He is the author of eleven books. The most recent are You Never Know What You Have ‘Till You Give It Away (2010), published by Castle Quay Books, Preaching Parables to Postmoderns (2005), published by Fortress Press; Jesus and Caesar: Christians in the Public Square (2003), published by Castle Quay Books Canada; What Happens When I Die? (2001), published by HarperCollins; When Life Hurts: A Three-Fold Path to Healing (1999), and From the Tower of Babel to Parliament Hill (1997).
His life mission comes from the time King David was rebuilding Israel. One group assisting him was described as those “who understood the times and knew what Israel should do” (I Chronicles 12:32).
Brian and his wife Lily have a son Murray (married to Catherine) and a daughter Muriel (married to Jesse Pascal); and five grandchildren.