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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29th March 2020 Russell Braund

Community Focussed: Prayer as one body

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Genesis 1:26-27 - Listen to this encouragement to pray: If you meet with difficulties at work, or suddenly doubt your abilities,think of him (Stalin) and you will find the confidence you need. If youfeel tired in an hour when you should not, think of him (Stalin) and your work will go well. If you are seeking…
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22nd March 2020 Russell Braund

Community Focussed: Uncharted Waters

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Hebrews 10:23-25; 6:19-20 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 very apocalyptic. Could this be the judgement of God on creatures who have abused his creation and abused each other? Not only…
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15th March 2020 Russell Braund

Community Focussed: Breaking social barriers

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In the novel ‘A Passage to India’ there is a young Indian doctor who is keen to befriend English people and be part of the club. He is warned that it is not truly possible to be a friend to an Englishman and be accepted, because of his race. However, this is something he desires.…
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