Akeem and Jaime Smith

  • Church plant

    Name: Storyline Church

    Location: Oakland, California

    Sending Church: Southern Hills Baptist Church, Las Vegas

  • Launch plan

    Official Launch Date: 09.22.2019

    Team members: Brando and Caitlin Menjivar, Joel and Darian Suarez, Tiara Menjivar

    Website: reachoakland.com

  • budget and project needs

    Support raised as of 08.01.2018: 20%

    Monthly budget: $6250

    Start-up costs: $8000

    Project: Portable trailer for storage, $3,000



    I believe God is the Creator and ruler of the universe. He is one triune God, eternally existing in three persons God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit.


    I believe that Jesus is the manifestation of God in flesh. He is the eternal son of God conceived by the the Holy Spirit. His purpose on earth was to reveal God and clear the path to God by making provision for the sins of the world freely to all those who accept him as savior.

    Holy Spirit: 

    The Holy Spirit is not a force like electricity, He is certainly a spirit but also a person. The Holy Spirit is God, the third person of the Trinity. He participated in the creation of the world, and enables the believer for effective service. He brings conviction of sin and brings about regeneration to sinners, and is actively involved in the sanctification process. He has ordained spiritual gifts to the believers so that they may edify each other in the body of Christ.


    I believe that, as a result of the fall, mankind stands guilty and condemned before God. He deserves an eternity in hell for his sin, but God, by his mercy and grace, extended salvation to fallen humanity. Jesus suffered and died in man’s place, and then rose again making provision for the sins of sinners.


    I believe the bible is the Inspired word of God. The scriptures are inspired by God meaning God breathe and, therefore, are the final authority for faith and life.


    I believe God created the world and through his creation we can come to discover truth about him. He created the heavens and the earth and man and everything in it. God is the creator and was never created. He is a spiritual being that eternally exists as three persons, father, son, and Spirit, and each person is fully God, and there is one God.

    Eternal Security: 

    God keeps those who are born again safe for eternity is the seal that God places upon us. When God gave us the Holy Spirit, he committed himself to give all the further blessings if eternal life and great reward of heaven with him. All who have the Holy Spirit within them, all who are truly born again, have God’s unchanging promise and guarantee that the inheritance of eternal life will certainly be theirs. God own faithfulness is pledged to bring it about.

    Second Coming: 

    I believe in the blessed hope, the personal, and visible return of Christ for his people. When Jesus returns he will return with judgment for the purposes to restore the heavens and the earth. Though all these things have been marred and distorted by sin, God will perfect the entire creation and bring it into harmony with the purpose for which he originally created it. We will reign and rule with God and enjoy him for all of eternity.