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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The world is undoubtedly in turmoil. There is the turmoil of war taking place in Europe, but we forget the numerous other wars around the world. If you search for…

Community of Hope – Acts 10:9-35

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This is the last in the series we began back in September. I hope it has resonated, touched a nerve, made you think, challenged your perspectives, made you uncomfortable. Trying…


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Our theme this morning is reconciliation which is appropriate for a communion service. Reconciliation is at the heart of the Christian faith we profess – first with God and then…

Recent Audio

16th May 2021 Russell Braund

Daniel 4: The mighty have fallen

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“The farm of a certain rich man produced a terrific crop. He talked to himself: ‘What can I do? My barn isn’t big enough for this harvest.’ Then he said, ‘Here’s what I’ll do: I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll gather in all my grain and goods, and I’ll say…
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9th May 2021 Russell Braund

Daniel 3: Even if God does not deliver us…

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States have always substituted their own idols in place of God, whom they wish to sideline or eliminate, and this is what we see in our chapter today. Listen to this: If you meet with difficulties at work, or suddenly doubt your abilities, think of him and you will find the confidence you need. If…
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2nd May 2021 Russell Braund

Daniel 2: Unreasonable Despot

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The 20th Century saw its fair share of unreasonable despots who like figures from history even turned on their own families to maintain their power and authority. The 21st Century is no different with unreasonable despots in the Far East, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Nazanin Zahary-Radcliffe is the victim of a despotic government…
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