Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church


During the shelter in place order all meetings studies and worship services are canceled but will be available online. Please contact Pastor Hopkins for information or follow the links in the daily updates.

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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Recorded Sermons

Let us recapture the wonder and guiding of good doubt.

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Midweek Message

Family, I reflect often on the gift that is the diversity of our LABC and ways we can better live into that gift. In that regard I offer this article. Peace,Jim H. A Time For Prayer gathers at 10:00 this … Continue reading LABC Update – Saturday, May 8, 2021 (Easter Season)

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Our Life Together

Family, One of my community commitments is serving as President of the Lakeshore Avenue Business District Board of Directors. The BID is a legal entity formed by the commercial property owners of Lakeshore and Lake Park Avenues. The property owners … Continue reading April 29, 2021

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Public Witness

Yesterday I gathered with faith leaders to deliver a letter to Mayor Libby Schaaf demanding that Oakland’s budget reflect the needs of the residents of our city. In this moment, a moral budget would Refund Local Communities, Restore Dignity, and … Continue reading We Demand A Moral Budget

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Christian Education

Sharing Together 14Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16Let the … Continue reading April 29, 2021

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 8

A Time For Prayer

Saturday morning prayers led by Pastor Carolyn.

Sunday, May 9


Join us as we worship together, led by Pastor Hopkins.

Sunday, May 9

Adult Bible Study

Adult Bible study class, led by Pastor Carolyn.

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Ezekiel 1:1 On the fifth day of the fourth month of the thirtieth year, I, Ezekiel the priest, son of Buzi, was living with the Jewish exiles by the Chebar River in Babylonia. The sky opened, and I saw a vision of God.

When life is hard, visions of a better day are life-giving.

I Corinthians 14:3 Those who proclaim God’s message speak to people and give them help, encouragement, and comfort.

The Church would do well to recommit itself to pastoral care.

I Corinthians 12:7 The Spirit’s presence is shown in some way in each person for the good of all.

"For the good of all." Unfortunately, in the long history of the chuch these five words have been under-appreciated and under-utilized.

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