Ms. Opal Hooks is a native of Longview Texas. She moved to Bakersfield California in 1953 where she attended local schools. Ms. Opal worked in corporate America for over 25 years in Business with emphasis in Bookkeeping, Finance and Accounting. Ms. Opal departed Corporate America and became the first employee of Compassion Christian Center and Agapeland Christian Academy in 1987. As the Executive Director of Fiscal Operations and the longest termed employee, Ms. Opal has had the distinct privilege of being apart since its’ inception. She has watched the ministry and school grow to what they are today; educating the next generation God’s way.