Brent Thomas has served Christ Community Church first as the Pastor of Student Ministries for 22 years, and then shifted to become the Pastor of Missional Opportunities in 2008. Brent graduated from Moody Bible Institute (BA in Pastoral Studies with a Greek Emphasis, 1977). He then attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MDiv, 1980). Brent and Sue have been married for 40 years. Sue is a Research Interviewer for the Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology at ISU. They both thoroughly enjoy their family: Megan, Shannon (Kenny) and their daughter Eliza, Kyle (Jill) and their two boys, Grayson and JJ. Brent also serves as the Director of Student Ministries for the Central District (EFCA) and he serves on the National Reach Students team (EFCA). Brent received his ordination for ministry from the EFCA in 1984. He first served as the Youth Pastor at Crystal Lake EFC in Illinois, and then owned a small business in Kansas City before moving to Christ Community Church in 1986. Brent loves to scuba and ride his Yamaha V-Star 1300. He has a recent aversion to mowing the lawn.
“Sue and I have found healing at Christ Community. We are inspired by people in this church who serve spontaneously and sacrificially in our church, our community, and our world. This church is always pressing ahead…finding new ways to bring a timeless message to those who need it. I’m honored to come alongside these ambassadors of the Good News as we seek to connect others to life-defining relationships in Jesus!”