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

John describes baptism with the elemental symbols of water, wind and fire, evoking the importance of cleansing, receiving the breath of God and ongoing transformation. May these symbols continue to shape our identities as followers of God.

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Midweek Message

Dear LABC, I am always interested in the words chosen as “words of the year.” This year I have seen three words, named by different organizations, listed as the word of the year for 2018. The words are: misinformation, toxic … Continue reading January 15, 2019

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Our Life Together

For over a decade a small group of us from LABC, usually Declan Brown, Dave Gattey, Skip Keller and myself, have driven down Interstate 880 in the days before Christmas (we do the same in the days before Easter) to … Continue reading January 3, 2019

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In Formation

I am deeply grateful for the prayers and support of Lakeshore as I traveled to Bethlehem in December to hear from the Palestinian Christian community about their struggles and how the international Christian community can stand in solidarity and partnership … Continue reading January 3, 2019

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