We are saddened by the news that Rev. John Akers, pastor at Grace Baptist Church in San Jose from 1960-1978, passed away on January 23. A memorial service will be held at New Community of Faith, 6350 Rainbow Drive, San Jose, CA 95129 on Saturday, February 13, at 1:00 pm.
The Concert Choir of Linfield College, an American Baptist-related educational institution in McMinnville, Oregon, will present a concert this Wednesday evening, February 3, at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary of Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, 3534 Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland.
The college’s music department is highly regarded among liberal arts colleges. A number of present and previous American Baptist leaders and other professionals in Northern California are among Linfield’s alumni/ae.