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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30th June 2020 Russell Braund

Tenants of the King – what is our responsibility?

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Psalm 8; Genesis 1:24-29 IntroductionI have deliberately not been sensationalist or been heavy handed in playing the guilt card in this series, simply because that doesn’t help. However, we do need to recognise what is taking place and that we have a responsibility in that. God brought order out of chaos and we have been…
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23rd June 2020 Russell Braund

Tenants of the King: God so loved the world – what is its future?

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Read Romans 8:18-25 We will meet Him in the airAnd then we will be like HimFor we will see Him, as He is Then all hurt and pain will ceaseAnd we'lll be with Him foreverAnd in His glory we will live There is a joke in the music group that I generally only choose Fellingham/Getty/Townend…
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14th June 2020 Russell Braund

Tenants of the King: Fallen creation – an excuse to do nothing?

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Genesis 3; Romans 6:1-14 Inevitably the protests concerning racism have taken a violent turn as those who enjoy causing violence have taken to the streets. We all have the right to protest and demonstrate - that is what makes us a democracy. However we don’t have the right to cause violence and destruction. Our police…
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