Herbertson, 48, grew up in a Mormon family in East Kilbride. He questioned the religion when his elder brother died in a road accident at 18, but afﬁrmed his faith and became a bishop at 25
'I was fortunate at school: I was pretty good at sports, I'm not a small guy, and I'm quite quick-witted, so there weren't many people who were going to beat me up. But I was teased, people calling me names. Kids will pick on something and being Mormon was what made me 'different'.
'As I got older, especially in the business world, I got much more respect because of my religion than you'd ever imagine. I'm sure people have said things about me behind my back, but one of the reasons I was successful was that I could always be trusted because of those Christian values.
'Many of our converts come from mainstream Christian churches, and in some respects we're seen as a threat. But I wish the church could grow dramatically because I know the peace and comfort it blesses people's lives with.'