Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church

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3534 Lakeshore Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
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(510) 893-2484

(510) 893-2486


H. James Hopkins

Allison J. Tanner
Minister of Christian Formation

Kay Baxter
Church Administrator

Lakeshore Outreach

Audio Sermons

The parable teaches us that we are often surprised by when and where God shows up. We probably ought to know better by now.

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Midweek Message

Happy Thanksgiving Week Everyone, In 2009 Congress passed, and President Barack Obama signed, legislation that established the Friday immediately following Thanksgiving Day of each year as “Native American Heritage Day.”  Also, for the past few decades the President of the … Continue reading November 21, 2017

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Our Life Together

While searching through a stack of sermons by Rod Romney, I came across one that he delivered here at Lakeshore on November 26, 1978. The date caught my attention because Karen and I were married on November 25, 1978. Knowing … Continue reading October 26, 2017

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In Formation

Below are excerpts from an interview I shared about my recent trip to Israel and Palestine. My travels opened me to understanding my ministry better – a justice oriented ministry of solidarity, bridge building, and restoration, a ministry that stands … Continue reading October 26, 2017

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