Minister

Russell Braund

Russell joined the team at Emmanuel as minister at the beginning of August 2016. He was previously at Horley Baptist Church in Surrey, and prior to becoming a minister worked in primary education for 22 years as a teacher and then head teacher. During that time Russell and Wendy were members of Bessels Green Baptist Church, who recognised Russell’s call to ministry and sponsored him through college.

Russell and Wendy have been married for 36 years and have five children and seven grandchildren. Family is important to them both, so they spend quite a bit of time travelling on motorways or having family sleep-overs! They are also fans of Agatha Christie, Morse, Lewis and Endeavor.

Recent Posts

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We have entered a new and uncertain era in the history of our nation and in the history of the world. This is not being dramatic and it does feel…

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I was reading the account of the temptations of Jesus this week. It is easy to think you know all there is to know about such a familiar passage. We…

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In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this…

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6th September 2020 Russell Braund

Bless the Lord O my soul: Resurrection people

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Book recommendation: ‘Surprised by Hope’ Tom Wright. ‘Lord,’ Martha said to Jesus, ‘if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.’Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’Martha answered, ‘I know he will rise again in the resurrection at…
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23rd August 2020 Russell Braund

Proverbs 24:13-22 – Don’t fret over evil

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How are you finding Proverbs? Not perhaps a book to read from cover to cover, but if we don’t have some sort of system, quite probably one of those books we don’t look at very often. Also the Proverbs can seem a bit simplistic at times - if you do this, that will happen or…
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