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Compassion Christian Center

..formerly Temple of Compassion, was founded in 1969 by Pastor and Mrs. Ted M. Johnson. Temple of Compassion was affiliated with the diocese of the Church of God in Christ. Upon establishment of the church, Pastor and Mrs. Johnson were the sole members. The first church was located on the corner of Third and Clyde Streets in the City of Bakersfield.  In 1971, the church relocated to a small building on Lakeview Avenue commonly known as the “Ice House.” In 1975, the body of believers moved to a larger office at 440 Brundage Lane. It was there that the church experienced growth and maturity. In 1979, another move became necessary. They shared the facilities on Eleventh and Tulare Street with Christ Holy Sanctified Church. …More…


Pastor Emeritus Martha L. Johnson served as the Senior Pastor of Compassion Christian Center, in Bakersfield, California from 1995 to March 4, 2018. …More…