Staff

Pastor Toran

Pastor Toran

Senior Pastor

Pastor Toran C. Smith serves as senior pastor and leader with contagious love and passion. Pastor Toran is wonderfully married for twenty-five years to his (BFFB), best friend forever bride, AnaMaria Smith, a Colombian native who is bilingual. Together they raised, and still now enjoy loving, nurturing, and training up their two children, son Luke and daughter T’Ana in their young adult lives. They have led the Body of Christ church exceeding twenty-five years of ministry. Pastor Toran, known as “The Treacher” has faithfully shepherded the BCC Body and led this local expression of Christ to be The Heart of God in our world!
Pastor Jeremy Bolles

Pastor Jeremy Bolles

Pastor

Hailing from Seattle, Washington, Pastor Jeremy Bolles, earned a Bachelor’s in educational ministry from Seattle Pacific University and a Masters of Divinity from The King’s Seminary in Los Angeles. It was there that he met his wife Heather, who introduced him to BCC in 2007. After marrying and settling in Ames, Pas. Jeremy began serving in the BCC children’s ministry and accepted his current assignment, administrative Leader, in 2010. His heart is to help people know who they are in Christ and help families be centered in Christ. Pastor Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family, music, playing board games, and sports. He and Heather have three sons.
Pastor Holly Thompson

Pastor Holly Thompson

Pastor

Pastor Holly Thompson first accepted Jesus Christ as savior at the age of thirteen and continued her Christian walk through the Methodist Church in her hometown, Fairfield, IA. Her growth continued during her college career at Iowa State University, where she met her future husband and ministry partner, Peter, and first attended BCC. Serving wherever she was needed, Holly eventually became leader of the service teams and ministers & Deacons. After years of serving, her ministry gifts and heart for people led to her ordination and installation as an assistant pastor in 2013. Peter and Holly have four children, Kailyn, Elias, Gabriel, & Theo. Holly enjoys various means of expressing her creativity and any moment she can get some rest!
Kelly Lewis

Kelly Lewis

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Kelly Lewis moved to Ames with her children in 2011. It did not take long for them to make BCC their home. Kelly was a stay at home mom for many years, an office manager for a few years, and a school bus driver. But she could never completely ignore the call God had placed on her life. In July 2018 she married Johnathan Lewis, and in November 2018 she began work at BCC as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. Finally, she was walking out what God had always planned for her to do. Together with John, they enjoy spending time as a family with children Javan, Jasmine, Carter, and Kennedy and following the many activities the family is involved in.
Justine Akinyi

Justine Akinyi

Worship Ministry Leader

Originally from Kenya, Justine moved to Ames to pursue her undergraduate college degree. It was during this season that Jesus beautifully disrupted her plans, her hopes and the life she was pursuing, and gave her something much much better – His extravagant love, His transformative salvation and His covenant promise of an eternal life with Him. Furthermore, in response to her desire to be planted and rooted in a local church, God faithfully led her to the Body of Christ Church where she now serves as the leader of the worship ministry (Gospel Soul Innovators) and production team. Some of her favorite things about BCC include: the people we get to know and serve, our loving Pastors, our commitment to our values and the wonderful community we get to be a part of.

Justine is passionate about worship, servant leadership and building cultures where every1one is valued and empowered to be the Heart of God in our world. She enjoys cooking, eating, reading, napping, and dreaming of the day she’ll have a cat and a dog :).

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