Robert Bell Evangelist

Robert is married to Louise and they have 3 wonderful children.

Louise is a Paediatric Nurse and Robert has been a company director since 1993 with a Training and Personnel development company. After God’s divine intervention Robert & Louise were both saved through the Ministry of the Heralds Trusts door to door evangelism back in 1993.

Robert joined the Heralds trust on staff in 2007 as an Associate Evangelist part time and has completed a full year of training and equipping at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

Robert has never lost his passion and enthusiasm to serve Christ and the local church in ministering the power of the gospel to bring light into dark places and see lives transformed.

Robert’s vision is to carry the wonderful legacy of The Heralds ministry and prepare the way for the Trust to equip, enthuse and encourage others to reach-out with a big Faith to impact our communities with the love of Jesus Christ in Scotland.

Recently he has been developing short term mission teams from the USA to work alongside local churches in Scotland creating gospel initiatives.

Guy Pembroke Trustee

Guy Pembroke came to know Christ in his 20's while working in forestry. He and his wife Jocelyn trained in mission at Tilsley College and then served with a church in Dublin where their two daughters were born. They served in church planting and leadership training in Peru for 12 years, prior to returning to Scotland where Guy has developed Path of Disciples, a discipleship programme used by various churches in Scotland.

Guy currently works one day a week as a training consultant in forestry and volunteers as an evangelist based in King's Church Edinburgh.

Mark Donaldson Trustee

I was born in Falkirk, raised in Denny and attended Denny Baptist Church from the cradle. I was born again when 12 years old by the grace of God through faith that was a consequence of the godly example of my parents, a deep conviction of my sinfulness and a recognition of the truthfulness and utter reliability of Scripture; being baptised in my early teens. 

My chosen career in dentistry took me to the University of Edinburgh to study, where I graduated in 1986 before moving to Peterhead, Aberdeenshire; the North-East town in which I have lived and worked ever since. I sold my dental practice group in 2019 and fully retired in 2023. 

I am married to Shona with three, grown-up children (Gareth, Craig and Emma) and three beautiful grand-daughters (Rosie, Sophie and Hannah). In addition to lay-preaching, I enjoy playing piano, bass guitar, saxophone and drums (though not at the same time!); oil painting; reading and wood-working.

Andi Tooth Trustee

Andi Lives near Livingston and is Married to Rachel he has 3 children Chris Aimee and Abii and has 2 grandchildren Andrew andIsaac. He attends St Mungos church in Balerno. 

Andi owns a design and print company and works with a variety of companies around Scotland. 

Andi has been involved with The Heralds Trust for many years is always challenged by Ian’s and Robs enthusiasm, passion and energy for passing on the fantastic message of Jesus around the world.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;6 in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.

Averil Smith Treasurer

Averil has been married for 15 tremendous years to Rik, who is a software engineer, and they have 2 children. Averil is treasurer of the Trust and has been in this role since September 2004.

Averil was brought up in a Perthshire village and is part of a large family of 9. She attended a brethren church with her christian parents and became a christian herself at the age of 16.

Her passion is to mentor women and to guide them to find God’s purpose for their lives. She has earnestly sought God’s purpose for her life, especially over the last 5 years and has felt very close to God during 2006, with the terminal illness of her middle sister Yvonne and her subsequent death in June 2006 at the age of 44. Averil attends St Mungos Church in Balerno with her family.

Jeremiah 29 v 11 – For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.

Another scripture that has been very close to her this year is Romans 8 v 28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.