Rob and Silmara Gale (Pastors)

Rob and Silmara Gale became the Pastors of The Peoples Church in August 2022. Rob is originally from Wales and has been a part of leadership teams of Churches in Wales, Nottingham and Leicester, while Silmara is originally from Brazil. Her parents were AOG Pastors and missionaries, so she has lived between both Brazil and Argentina before moving to Wales in 2000 to study at the Bible College of Wales. They married in 2003 and have two daughters, Carys and Myah.

Rob and Silmara pioneered a church in one of the most deprived estates of Leicester from 2014 to 2020.  They saw God do amazing things, from seeing the Church grow to also seeing God’s provision and blessing in the form of a Church building. With that, they are very excited to come and lead the Church in Bestwood into whatever God has next in store.

They firmly believe that God has incredible plans for The Peoples Church, and are looking forward to caring for all who call The Peoples Church their family, and to reach out to the community of Bestwood. 

If there is any way that Rob and Silmara can support you, then please use the details on our “Contact Us” page to get in touch.



Dawn Burton (Finance)

Dawn is in charge of finance at The Peoples Church, and her role involves operating the Gift Aid scheme and payroll, recording church income and expenditure, keeping Management Trustees and Elders informed of church finances on a regular basis, as well as various other clerical tasks.




Dave Lambert (Families Pastor)


Dave was once a part of the Youth group at the Peoples Church and now serves as the Families Pastor, where he oversees both children and youth Ministries which take place during the week and on a Sunday morning. He has a passion for seeing children and young people meet with Jesus and exceed their own expectations.

Dave also oversees most things technical in the life of the church.

Dave is married to Cecil and they have one daughter, Zoe.




Our Leadership Team is led by Rob and Silmara Gale and supported by Ian Edmundson, Dave Townsend and Geoff Lowe.



Our Trustees Team is led by Rob Gale and supported by Ian Edmundson, Geoff Lowe, and Kelsey Smale

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