Meet the Team
I have lived and worked in Glasgow all my life and am passionate about the wellbeing of the people of our city. I became a SP when we first formed and have retained my belief that we can and do make a difference. We are part of a team with one another strengthened by God's love and sharing that love with each person we meet.
I worked as a schoolteacher for 23 years teaching religious education before sensing God was calling me to do something new with my life. Working as co-ordinator for Street Pastors has allowed me to employ skills developed over the years in different contexts and to express my compassion for people by demonstrating in very practical ways the love of Jesus as we ‘listen, care and help’. I worship at East Mains Baptist Church in East Kilbride. My other passions in life are reading, music, walking, and keeping fit.
Linda Todd is the Country Leader and CEO of The Leprosy Mission Scotland. She joined TLMS as Executive Director in March 1998. She plays an active role within The Leprosy Mission Global Fellowship, currently chairing the Member Review Working group and a member of the TLM Trust India Board. Linda also plays an active role within Scotland through various umbrella organisations, currently serving on the Board of the Scottish International Development Alliance. She lives on the south side of Glasgow where she serves as a Hub leader at her church, Auldhouse Community Church.
Prayer Pastor Coordinator
Willie is the co-ordinator of Glasgow Prayer Pastors and an accountant who worked in academia prior to retirement. He belongs to Newton Mearns Baptist Church where he is a house group leader and is also a member of the Scottish Baptist Lay Preachers Association. He enjoys reading and photography and following the misfortunes of Partick Thistle.
I am a member of Croftfoot Parish Church where I also work and serve as an elder. I enjoy spending time with family especially my Granddaughter Beth and I am an avid Dads Army fan. A favourite passage of scripture is in Matthew 9, where Jesus speaks of the Harvest being plentiful and the workers being few. This for me is the essence of Street Pastors in our City of Glasgow, serving alongside other believers, who long to see our city transformed by the presence of Jesus.
My parents are Glaswegian and I came to live here in 1998 with my husband, Mark and sons; Alick, Andy and Dougie. I joined SP in 2014, just in time for the Commonwealth Games and found a perfect way for me to practically demonstrate God’s love to the people of this amazing city. I work as a Chartered Surveyor, am a Director of our family businesses and of the Community Development Trust in my home parish of Baldernock, near Milngavie.
Glasgow has been my home city since my late teens. Now as a wife, mum, gran, and minister I’m more aware of the challenges and concerns faced by many in our city. Serving as a Street Pastor is just one way of demonstrating God’s love and compassion for all - it sums up faith in action for me.
I am a member of Clyde Valley Community Church In Motherwell, where I serve on the woman’s ministry group - GEMS. I work full time in Pharmaceutical Hospital sales. I enrolled as a Street Pastor in 2014 during the Commonwealth Games. I am very grateful that through my work as a Street Pastor I get to “spread the love of Jesus across Glasgow “. One of my favourite scriptures is Jeremiah 29:11 - “for I know the plans I have for you “declares the Lord,”plans to prosper you & not to harm you, plans to give you hope & a future“. I also enjoy keeping fit, cooking & spending time with family & friends.
I came to live in Glasgow in 2009, just as Street Pastors were getting started in the city. With my wife Sheena, I trained with the second cohort and we did our first shift in 2010, on a Saturday night when the temperature went down to -6C. Ten years later, I’m still enthusiastic about GSP and the vital work we do serving people on the city’s streets and sharing God’s love for them by caring, listening and helping. I also work as a Sustainability Manager for a weaving company and serve on the Board of 3 other charities. Sheena and I have a lot of grandchildren to keep us busy, too.
Alan worked with Bank of Scotland until early retirement. Now works part time with Revive MS Support in Glasgow as a Welfare & Benefits Officer. A member of Langside Parish Church, and happily serves on the Board of 2 other charities. Love being with my family and grandchildren. Enjoys walking, golf and watching football. Being a Street Pastor has completely changed my life approach.