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Compassion Christian Center

1030 4th St.  201 South Hayes, Bakersfield CA.

Phone: (661) 325-4407 | Fax: (661) 325-5231

Hours: M - F (8am - 5pm)


Agapeland Christian Academy

Phone: (661) 325-4321

Hours: M - F (8am - 5pm)

Church Service Times

Sun: 9am | Sunday School: 10:30am | Prayer M - F 5am & 12 Noon

Morning Celebration: Wednesdays: Faith, Love, & Action Service 7pm

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 empowerment.


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
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