Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Bio

Pastor W. Lonnie Herndon is the Senior Pastor of Compassion Ministries which consist of both The Church of Christian Compassion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and The First Baptist Church of Oakeola in Glenolden, Pennsylvania. Pastor  Herndon’s partner in ministry and marriage is Kim Herndon a devoted mother to their daughter Kimberly.


Pastor Herndon has become known both nationally and internationally  through television and radio broadcasts. He is committed to being a change agent not only in the church, but also in the community as he is the founder of the Community of Compassion, CDC Corporation which provides various programs to enrich the lives of those in the community.


Likewise, as a strong community activist he is a member of  many boards throughout the city of Philadelphia.In addition, Pastor Herndon is the founder and overseer of The  Compassion Covenant Fellowship of Churches consisting of over 30  churches in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas, which he provides spiritual guidance wisdom and accountability to other senior pastors.


He gives all the Glory to God and he knows that without the Lord nothing that he has done and is doing could have been accomplished. He is the embodiment of I Timothy 3:1-7.




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