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Most people living with an advanced illness such as cancer or heart disease, want their spiritual needs met, their pain managed, and to stay as   long as possible in their home surrounded by family & friends.

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Welcome to the Alameda County Care Alliance

A faith-based community advanced illness care navigation program that helps persons needing advanced illness care and their caregivers.

Join us at our new website www.care-alliance.org

Hub and Expansion Churches

There are over 14 ACCA churches in Alameda County and Contra Costa County.

  • Allen Temple Baptist Church
  • Glad Tidings COGIC
  • Greater St. John MBC
  • Family Bible Fellowship
  • Center of Hope Community Church
  • Word Assembly Family of Churches
  • Bethlehem Baptist Church
  • Covenant Worship Center
  • Parchester First Baptist Church
  • Church By The Side Of The Road
  • Taylor Memorial Methodist Church
  • Miracles of Faith
  • McGee Ave Baptist Church
  • First Baptist Pittsburgh

See more information on the 5 hub churches at our Alameda County Hub locations

Allen Temple Baptist Church

Allen Temple Baptist Church

Allen Temple Baptist Church was organized in 1919 in Oakland, CA . Throughout its history, the church has served as a bright beacon of  faith, hope, and love beyond its four walls. The congregation is affiliated with both the American Baptist Churches USA and the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.

Allen Temple is committed to sharing the love of God and the message of Good News throughout the world.  We welcome people of all ages & cultural backgrounds as we joyfully celebrate worship and fellowship, and carry out ministries of evangelism, discipleship,  education, community outreach, and global missions. Allen Temple’s holistic ministries address the needs of the whole person as well as the whole community.

8501 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94621

ACCA Navigators
Rev. Jesse Land
[510] 919-3692

Rev. Olu Bereola
[510] 544-8910

Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Jr. – Senior Pastor
Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Thompson – Assistant Pastor
Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Sr. – Pastor Emeritus

Center of Hope Community Church

Center of Hope Community Church

The Mission of Center of Hope Community Church is to meet the holistic needs of all people by offering a spirit-led ministry which is committed to achieving the fullness of the human potential through the power and excellence of Jesus Christ as made clear in the Word of God.


The Vision of Center of Hope Community Church is to reflect the very nature and character of
Jesus Christ in our global community by touching the lives of all people and offering them hope
through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


8411 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605

ACCA Navigator
Name: Theresa Powell
Phone Number: (510) 258-6883
Email Address: theresa_1powell@yahoo.com

Rev. Brondon & Rev. Maria Reems – Pastors

Family Bible Fellowship

Family Bible Fellowship

The Vision of Family Bible Fellowship is to bring salvation, deliverance,healing and freedom in the name of Jesus Christ through the lives and ministries that shall be housed in the Family Bible Fellowship Ministry Complex.


Reaching Up: It is our commitment to Christ to cultivate an atmosphere of passionate pursuit of God through prayer, worship, service and sacrificial giving.

Reaching Out: It is our commitment to our community to become actively involved in extending the compassion of Christ through tangible ministries and programs to provide hope and solutions for people facing the challenges of life. Reaching Within: Recognizing unity as the defining characteristic of the church, we will facilitate nurturing, bonding and spiritual growth within the body through active engagement in the study of God’s Word, the prioritizing of corporate prayer and through consistent fellowship that fosters and strengthens the family.

Reaching Within: It is our commitment to the members of F.B.F. to fulfill the biblical mandate of Ephesians 4:11-16 by enrolling every member in our Armed and Dangerous School of Ministry, providing relevant biblically based and spiritually edifying courses for personal and ministry growth.


37620 Filbert Street, Newark, CA 94560

ACCA Navigator
Name: Shaniquea Aldrich-Meeks
Email Address: saldrichmeeks10@aol.com

ACCA Navigator
Name: Angelique Newman-Malone
Email Address: angeliquemalone08@gmail.com

Pastor Horacio “Ray” Jones, Pastor


Glad Tidings COGIC

Glad Tidings COGIC

Our Vision

Committed to Gods vision for a better tomorrow, Glad Tidings Church has adopted our South Hayward Neighborhood in order that we may clearly demonstrate the life changing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in every area of human experience.

As spirit-filled believers with a love for God and a passion for all people, we are equipped and commissioned to touch our community and communities throughout the world.

Our Mission

Glad Tidings church exists for the purpose of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in seeking and saving those who are lost. –We accept this mandate with joy to proclaim and practice the good news of Jesus Christ, which liberates men and women from sin.


  • North Campus: 27689 Tyrrell Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544
  • South Campus: 1027 W. Tennyson Road, Hayward, CA 94544


Bishop J.W. Macklin – Senior Pastor & Founder

Greater St. John MBC

Greater St. John MBC

Our Mission

Our mission is to go into all the world, making followers of Jesus Christ and teaching all Nations.  To function as a New Testament Church by reaching the world through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and winning souls to the Kingdom for the glory of God. To utilize the tools of evangelism that exemplifies Christ and a spirit of  excellence. (Matthew 28:19-20)  Taking the ministry into the community and sharing the Word of God with those who are un-churched or lost sheep of His fold.

Our Vision

Greater St John Missionary Baptist Church is committed to empowering the lives of all who come into contact with this ministry. That are lives transformed through the teaching of the infallible Word of God, which is the Holy Bible. As we lift up God, His Word will drawn men and women to salvation and teaching them to apply The Word to their lives and thus building the Kingdom of God.

1909 Market Street, Oakland, CA

ACCA Navigator
Alexis D. Owens
[510] 463-4380

Dr. Gregory B. Payton – Senior Pastor


News and Events

Our ACCA Health Navigators are working diligently throughout Alameda County and Contra Costa County supporting individuals and families managing advanced care needs of those they love.  From hosted gatherings, discussion groups, awareness events, and more - stay tuned to our News & Events section for the latest information.

Video and Photo Gallery

Check out the Alameda County Care Alliance in action! See highlights on our YouTube channel and in our Photo Gallery

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Alameda County Care Alliance - A Faith-based Advanced Illness Care Program™

Join us on our new website www.care-alliance.org


In 2014, five denominationally diverse African-American Pastors in Alameda County recognized increasing problems with serious health concerns among their congregants and poor integration of spiritual concerns into health care.  In response, they created the Alameda County Care Alliance Advanced Illness Care Program™ (ACCA-AICP) a faith-based, person-centered, lay care navigation intervention serving predominantly African American adults with advanced illness and their caregivers in alignment with their spiritual and religious values.  The ACCA extends capacity for advanced illness care beyond the traditional health delivery system, bridging the gap between the health delivery systems, community organizations and faith-based communities. The program is now in 14 African American churches in Alameda County and Contra Costa County.



The ACCA Alliance Advanced Illness Care Program™ addresses needs, provides trusted resources, and empowers persons needing advanced illness care and their caregivers in 5 big cornerstones: spiritual, advance care planning, health (physical and emotional), social and caregiving.

As the first community-led faith-based advanced illness care program nationwide, the Advanced Illness Care Program™ leverages key attributes of a diverse faith-led infrastructure that are critical for improving the care of persons needing advanced illness care and their caregivers, including trust, spiritual guidance, and access to health and other community services. The ACCA Advanced Illness Care Program™ 1) prepares and empowers faith leaders to proactively counsel their congregants through spiritual issues related to advanced illness, 2) deploys community care navigators to closely support persons needing advanced illness care and caregivers in the big five cornerstones , 3) supports and trains caregivers, and 4) integrates its services between hub churches and community resource organizations.

Through a series of 10 in-person and telephone interactions, ACCA care navigators, liaisons and ministers link persons needing advanced illness care and family caregivers to needed resources, including transportation and meal preparation, support for advance care planning, and to address identified physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. The Advanced Illness Care Program™ has helped over 2,200 persons needing care and caregivers. In the first year, Care navigators have identified and have made more than 1000 referrals to local resources, successfully addressing 80% of participants’ stated needs.


The AICP trains and deploys 12 care navigators and over 20 volunteer care ministers. As trusted members of church communities, care navigators/liaisons help congregants meet their advanced illness care needs and link them to resources (e.g., food, housing, transportation, social services, spiritual support, respite care, health care, palliative care, hospice) as well as provide them with tools, enhanced skills, and empowerment for communication with their clinicians and managing other needs.

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