"Spreading the Good News, Everywhere We Can, Anyway We Can!"

our mission

"The mission of CJ Boatner Productions is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through all available mediums, including, but not limited to, theatrical productions, film productions, music productions, and dance productions, with the purpose of promoting faith, hope, and inspiration in meeting life’s challenges in today’s society."



Born in Jackson, Mississippi and raised in Oakland, CA, Charlotte Boatner has always had a passion for writing Christian plays with a relevant meaning. Charlotte has a degree in Business from Alameda College and worked for many years as an Industrial Claims Researcher. Charlotte has always worked with young people even before her own children came along; John Jr., Melissa, and Jessica all of whom spent their early years involved in the performing arts; singing, dancing, acting, videography, and choreography. Over the years, Charlotte has shared her writing and directing talents not only with her own church, but other Bay Area Churches, Berkeley and Oakland Public Schools, and community groups. John has a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare Administration from UC Berkeley. He work for over 35 years as an Applications Developer for the UC Berkeley University Health Services. John also worked as a test administrator for college entrance and credentialing exams for special needs candidates. John retired from UC Berkeley in November 2014.  In August 2002 Charlotte, along with her husband, Rev. John Boatner, The Pastor of Bay Area Christian Center, opened Charlotte and John’s Family Day Care where she provides not only child care services but also kindergarten preparation as well as public speaking and performing arts experience. Plays written by Charlotte include There Is Hope, Don’t Put God on the Backburner, You Only Live Twice, Christmas Fever, and The Coffee Break. In her spare time, Charlotte also enjoys decorating for parties, church functions and weddings. CJ Boatner Productions is a vision Charlotte and John have long desired to fulfill, combining Charlotte's performing arts ministry along with John's Bible preaching and teaching ministry to help souls to discover the blessings of the new life in Christ Jesus.

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