Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church


I am glad you are visiting Lakeshore's website. I hope that you find the information helpful and that behind the information you sense a warm invitation to join us as we worship and serve at the corner of Lakeshore and Mandana. At its core LABC is a community, a community that exists to embody the love of God who is our source, our guide and our goal.

Please join us at our Worship Service every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.


Pastor Jim Hopkins

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Lakeshore Outreach

Audio Sermons

Some serious discernment is required of us as we decide what it is that we should ‘”give to the emperor” and what it is that we should “give to God.”

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Midweek Message

Dear Family, The official title of my sermon for October 21st is “When Understanding Replaces Fear.”  The title I put on the sign at church is “Mental Illness Is Not a Sin.”  Whatever the best title, I want to talk … Continue reading October 16, 2018

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Our Life Together

Just before noon on Thursday, September 13, City Council Member Abel Guillen’s office called asking if I would be able to serve as the moderator at a meeting that evening between the Council Members, Oakland Human Services Director Sarah Bedford, … Continue reading September 27, 2018

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In Formation

Last October, I traveled to Israel/Palestine as part of a delegation whose goal was to unite resistance movements challenging the multitude of walls and barriers separating people, groups, cultures and races. I went as a representative of Interfaith Movement for … Continue reading September 27, 2018

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Upcoming Events

Friday, November 2


The Sanctuary will be open for you to stop by for any length of time to meditate, offer prayers, or simply sit in a place of stillness. All faiths and ages are invited to participate.

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