About Us



The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of California
The Rev. Jeffrey Frost, Interim Rector

Clergy Associates
Rev. Franklin M. Sterling
Rev. Charles Ramsden
Officers and Vestry members

Alice Walker, Sr. Warden
Ferdinand Hinds, Jr. Warden
Don White, Treasurer
Joseph Dashiell, Asst. Treasurer
Mark Michaud, Secretary
George Higgins, Member
Jeri Robinson, Member
Nancy Duranteau, Member
Coyness Ennix, Member
Susan Ginsky, Member
Harold Haynes, Member
Sheila Smith, Member

Ministry Support Staff

Paris Song, Director of Music
Eric Gerard Parsons, Office Manager/Church Administrator
Mary Borders, Office Volunteer
Jeffrey Pennewell, Sexton
Worship Coordinator (Open) 

Church Groups

Episcopal Church Women [ECW] provide opportunities for all women of the church to participate in service projects, such as nursing home ministry, donations of baby clothing and clothing for those affected by disasters, etc.

St. Monnica’s Guild is a service organization of women who meet bi-monthly. They plan, organize, fundraise (Their major fundraiser is the “Men‘s Cook Off.”), and offer financial support to enhance the Christian life of St. Augustine’s within the church community, and provide in-reach and outreach to the community.

Brotherhood of St. Augustine’s is open to all men of the parish. They meet monthly to promote fellowship. They are featured in the “Men’s Cook Off” held each September. They sponsor the annual Church picnic. They also sponsor lectures and film screenings related to social justice and political events.

St. Augustine’s Seniors with Spirit (SASS) membership is open to any person over 50 years of age. The group meets on the first Friday of each month at noon for lunch and fellowship. Activities include, computer training, defense classes and day trips to local museums, and other cultural attractions.

Social Justice Committee The mission of the Social Justice Committee at St Augustine’s is to serve God’s people by advancing human rights and equality at every level of society. We will educate our Church, advocate in our community and integrate with the church’s other ministries. We will partner with other faith groups, community organizations and social movements to advance the mission.

Pastoral Care Committee identifies, organizes, coordinates and maintains contact between the sick and shut-in of the parish and our church family. They ensure regular visits to those in hospitals, nursing homes, or at home. With the rector, they take communion, organize holiday card signings and bring gifts of fruit or cookies to the sick and shut-ins. Learn more...

Office Hours

Tuesday to Friday. 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

St. Augustine’s Service Sunday 10:00 AM

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St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church

“If you desire to praise him, then live what you express. Live good lives, and you yourselves will be his praise.”


To grow God’s church and serve God’s people in our worship, which reflects the richness of the African American culture, and through educational and outreach programs to the community. We welcome all who wish to join us in witness to God’s love, empowerment and mercy.


525 29th Street
Oakland CA 94609
Fax: 510-832-6464

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