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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25th April 2021 Russell Braund

Daniel 1: Life takes a wrong turn

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Like most of you, I have never experienced war or invasion. Thankfully. However, we are all made only too aware of the devastation of war and the impact of invasion on ordinary people. In spite of all we know about war, nations are still willing to engage in it for whatever reason. It brings destruction,…
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18th April 2021 Russell Braund

Singing the Lord’s Song: Daniel – the Big Picture

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Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation...who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out weakness… Heb…
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28th March 2021 Russell Braund

Mark 11:1-11 Palm Sunday

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How do you imagine Palm Sunday? Were there crowds of people welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem or just the disciples and a few extras? Is this an act of celebration of the coming King, and act of defiance or both? Is it just symbolic, adopting the images portrayed in the prophets or is it to be…
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