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…

Recent Audio

7th February 2021 Russell Braund

Mark 2:23-3:6 Power and Authority

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If you have checked out the preaching the series on the website, you will have seen that two weeks are given over to each theme before the focus on Easter. On the website you will find recordings of the sermons and the text so they can be revisited. Do raise questions with me if you…
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31st January 2021 Russell Braund

Healing (2) Mark 2:1-12

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This is the second part of our focus on healing. I don’t pretend that I will have said all that needs to be said, but we need to move on in Mark’s Gospel. I would like to remind you of the opening points I made at the beginning of last week, which express my position…
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24th January 2021 Russell Braund

Healing (1) Mark 1:21-34

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The backdrop to our reading and today’s message is the current pandemic. I am not going to talk about the passage particularly today but reflect on the question of healing, which will continue next week. Healing can be a stumbling block for so many people who are faithful Christians, because they don’t see it happen.…
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