Ricardo Calvo Jr.

Assistant Pastor

Walter Jamie Hawkins

Senior Pastor--Founder

 S o m e   o f   u s . . .

We see TLC2 as a Christ-driven, multiethnic church of thousands focused on impacting the community by fortifying families, modeling Christian leadership, and becoming one through authentic pursuit of Jesus Christ.

The purpose of Transforming Love Christian Center is to teach the life-changing Word of God—holding fast to the BELIEFS of the Christian faith, BUILDING a bridge to our community through evangelism, and inspiring people to BECOME Christians that are passionate about deepening their  relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Our Outreach team in Oakland, California can certainly use your help. If you would pray upon reading this message, we would greatly appreciate it.  God's way is that believers should be self-sustaining, always giving all we can to advance His Kingdom.  Please pray about sharing a financial gift and then commit to His leading.  

Our Mission

Prayers and Gifts

OUR Vision


the lost


in Christ


 the weary

Who are the Grecians?  Is there really any good that can come out of persecution? Is the first church our model? Should church leaders involve themselves in arguments between congregants? Do we allow our personal preferences to get in the way of what God wants to do in the church?

For answers to these questions and more, please listen to "Seeing the Big Picture," by Jamie Hawkins.

​Christian Outreach Ministries

Leah Moreno

Stephen Ministry

Keith Comeaux

Elder's Board

Transforming Love ​Christian Center

   Jamie and Myiia Hawkins  

​​​410 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Ruth Barron

Stephen Ministry

David Boxton

Elder's Board

Myiia Hawkins

Women's Ministry

Clemos B. Troutt

Men's Ministry

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