Funeral Service


W. Rowland Bell


The funeral service was held on December 1, 2008 at Portobello Baptist Church, Edinburgh, Scotland. The service was conducted by his son Bernard.

Welcome & Prayer: Terry Gallagher, Pastor of Portobello Baptist Church

Hymn: The Lord is King, Lift Up Your Voice (Niagara)

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:20-27a, 42-58 (NIV): Paul proclaims the significance for us of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.


  1. Bernard Bell on behalf of the family
  2. Jack Spiers on behalf of Portobello Baptist Church (cf. his tribute in the church Messenger)
  3. David Pickard on behalf of OMF International

Hymn: Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun

Message: Through Death to Life (Rev 20:4-6) by Bernard Bell

Hymn: Lord for the Years.


Therefore [in light of the resurrection, first of the Lord Jesus Christ, then of all who follow him], my dear brothers [and sisters], stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Cor 15:58)

To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy — to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. (Jude 24-25)

program (pdf).

audio recording (mp3; 15.5 MB, 59:57 min, sound quality deteriorates at 38:30).

movie (QuickTime: 115 MB).

Rowland is buried at Portobello Cemetery

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