About Us


The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of California

The Rev. James 'Jim' Dahlin, Priest-in-charge

Clergy Associates:

The Rev. Franklin M. Sterling, Deacon


Vestry members

Jeri Robinson, Sr. Warden

Ferdinand Hinds, Jr. Warden

Don White, Treasurer

Joseph Dashiell, Asst. Treasurer

Linda Joseph, Secretary

Sushil Jacob, Member

Mark Fisher, Member

Barbara McLaughlin, Member

Coyness Ennix, Member

Jennifer Bell, Member

Harold Haynes, Member

Howard Ramseur Member


Ministry Staff

Benjamin Flint, Director of Music

Eric Gerard Parsons, Office Manager/Church Administrator

Mary Borders, Office Volunteer

Jeffrey Pennewell, Sexton


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.

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.

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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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