Pastor Martha L. Johnson is the Senior Pastor of Compassion Christian Center, in
Bakersfield, California. As the wife of the late Pastor Ted M. Johnson, Pastor Martha
took the helm of the ministry in 1995.
Pastor Johnson was born in the State of Oklahoma, one of ten children. She received
her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and has a lifetime teaching credential.
She taught for 32 years in the Bakersfield City School District. She is the proud
mother of three children.
Pastor Johnson has a big heart for the community! As a result, she is pursuing the
God-given vision for a Compassion Square, a mecca of enterprise, entertainment, and
Pastor Johnson is an anointed woman of God, with a special anointing in the areas
of healing and teaching. Under her leadership, Compassion is thriving.
Pastor Martha Johnson Pastor of Compassion Christian Center CEO of Agapeland Christian Academy CEO of Ted M. Johnson Empowerment Square Community Development Corporation
Assistant Pastor Roland B. Banks Executive Director, Spiritual Operations
Michelle Johnson Executive Director (Music/Media)
Opal Hooks Executive Director, Fiscal Operations
Terra Johnson Executive Director of ACA
Administrator Marisa Banks Executive Director Relational Operations
Henry Hollis Executive Director, Physical Operations