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.


Pastor Jim Hopkins

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We are guardians and gardeners of the earth even as the earth guards us and gives us life.

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Midweek Message

A Pacifist’s Prayer on Memorial Day God, help us to remember… …that life is a gift. To call it a gift is to imply that we did not earn it. Life is grace. Peace preserves life. So on this Memorial … Continue reading Memorial Day 2015

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Our Life Together

Dear Lakeshore, If the number of questions I have received is any indication, there is a great deal of interest in, and support for, our involvement in Oakland’s Ceasefire violence prevention strategy and particularly for our role in hosting the … Continue reading May 7, 2015

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In Formation

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of spending a weekend with the Alliance of Baptists in Atlanta, Georgia. There were over 400 progressive Baptists who came together to work, worship, connect and support one another. It is always … Continue reading May 7, 2015

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