International Ministry

To the ends of the earth.

There’s a lot going on in our international ministry! From English as a Second Language classes on Thursday afternoons and Wednesday evenings, to Spanish and Chinese Church meetings on Sunday mornings, there are many ways to get involved with our initiatives and activities. Whether you’re visiting from another country or you’re an American interested in serving those who are, we have a community for you where you will feel welcomed, encouraged, and equipped to learn (or teach!) English and learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. (June 5, 19, 26 and July 10, 17)
Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25)
No transportation available; no child care on Thursdays.
Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7:00 p.m. (Begin August 21)
Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.  (Begin August 22)

Free English classes for adults available for all levels. Preschool childcare available during Thursday classes. Children’s activities and childcare available during Wednesday evening classes. Please email Beth Gianelloni ( for more information. Click the box above to register online, or click HERE for a printable form.
Contact Information
Bethany Gianelloni, ESL Director | 205-632-3074

Iglesia Bíblica Bautista

Our Spanish-language church meets for worship on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in the Chapel of First Baptist Church.
Sunday School meets at 10:40 a.m. downstairs in the International Suite.
Pastor: Eliobin Rodríguez Leyva
Facebook Page: Iglesia Bíblica Bautista Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa Chinese Christian Church (TCCC)

The Tuscaloosa Chinese Christian Church meets for worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of First Baptist Church, both in person and online by Zoom. Bible study class meets at 10:00 a.m. in the International Suite downstairs from the Chapel.
A fellowship and Bible study is also available on Fridays, both in person and online. A Singing Session is from 7:30-8:00 p.m. in the Chapel, with a Fellowship (Bible Study and Sharing time) from 8:00-9:15 p.m. in the Chapel. Every last Friday of the month there is also a covered dish meal from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the basement area.