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.
Ida Harness

Ida Harness

Pastoral Assistant of Ministries

Originally from Chicago, IL, I ended up settling down in Ames after getting married to Daniel in 1993 and graduating from Iowa State University in 1998. Since settling down in Ames, our time has been spent enjoying our friends and family whom we love dearly. Our son Josh, our daughter Brittany & her husband Zack, and our wonderful grand children all live in close proximity to Ames so we get to see them all regularly which is a tremendous blessing. We came back to back to BCC in 2017 where God has continued to open our eyes and our hearts to the width and depth of His great love for us and His children. It has been in that environment where we continue to grow and connect with our BCC family whom we love as we walk out all that God has planned for us. BCC is so different as it truly fosters and continues daily to cultivate a love for people not typically seen and a desire to be the heart of God all the while changing lives for Christ. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, reading, sewing, cooking, and Star Wars.
Derrick Ostolaza

Derrick Ostolaza

Digital Media Ministry & Church Online Leader

Derrick Ostolaza is a filmmaker focused on producing films that spark inspiration and leave a lasting emotional response. His work has been featured in NWA Best of Brands, The All American Film Festival, and YoungArts. He graduated from the Cinema Department at Point Park University’s conservatory and started his business career with Amplify Church in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and now works for Body of Christ Church in Ames Iowa, producing content that reaches others online. He is now producing his first short animation film parable with fellow YoungArts alumni Emma Nebeker.

Born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico now based out of Ames Iowa, his life has brought him experiences. Each experience leaves lasting emotional responses. At the age of twelve, he almost died because of severe dehydration. At the age of twenty, he experimented with drugs that left him in a dark place in his life. Now, at twenty-three, Derrick focuses on using these negative experiences and turning them into positives by leading others to Christ through a cinematic experience.

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