Wednesday Classes Start August 28 at 6:00 p.m.

English Conversation and American Culture Classes

Located at 201 Dixie Trail Raleigh, NC 27607

6:00 pm Wednesday and 9:15 am Sunday



The International Ministry Celebrates 40 Years!

Check out this video from our 40th Anniversary:

International Ministry

We welcome you to our Ministry to Internationals at Forest Hills Baptist Church. Regardless of your religious background or language, you can join in our English classes and a number of different religious, recreational and social events offered to give you a home away from home. 

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Conversational English Classes

We've been teaching Conversational English to area Internationals since 1977. Over 4000+ Internationals from more than 50 nations have improved their spoken English, made American friends, and learned more about American culture through attendance in our classes and at other extracurricular activities offered. There is no charge for classes, except for textbooks, and registration is open throughout the year.

On Wednesday evenings, classes are taught on seven different levels of English ability. Come any time classes are meeting. We will register you and assign you to a class. Whether you have just begun your study of English or you've been studying for years and want to learn more or perhaps just improve your pronunciation, we have a class that is just right for you. Our classes are small, so you will have plenty of class time to practice your spoken English.

Conversational English and American Culture:


ESL Classes


Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.
From September through May, our English classes meet on Wednesday evenings. With seven levels of classes, from beginner to fluency, you can improve your listening and speaking skills. We teach Conversational English with an emphasis on pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms, and we address everyday spoken English needs. We meet from 6:00 to 7:45 in the evening.


Sundays 9:15 - 10:45 a.m.

The Bible is a world book and of interest to every major religion, not just to Christians. Come, with no pressure to accept our beliefs, and study English from the Bible. Questions are freely answered, and English is improved. Classes are small and opportunities to practice English and share ideas are abundant. Classes are divided according to the English level of the participants. We meet on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:45 in the morning.

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Welcome to Your Home Away from Home


Throughout the year we offer conversational English classes designed to help you improve your listening and speaking skills. You can join us for trips to the mountains, the beach and other places of interest in North Carolina. Around important US holidays, there are activities planned to help you celebrate these American cultural traditions. Through these and other activities you can build friendships with Americans and people from around the world. There are hundreds of people throughout the year from over 30 different countries who participate in our various activities.


We also have three ethnic language groups at Forest Hills for internationals, Christians, and others interested persons. Perhaps you would like to visit our Chinese Baptist Church, our Farsi Fellowship, or our United African Baptist Church. Browse our Ministry to Internationals site to learn more about these and other activities for Internationals at our family of churches at Forest Hills.

Visit us and make friends with the World!


Partner Churches of Forest Hills


Forest Hills is blessed to partner with and host several congregations right here on our church campus. These partner churches are committed to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to members of the international community here in the greater Raleigh area.

We invite you to learn more about our partner churches below and if you're interested, we'd love for you to connect with one of them! 

United African Baptist Church

Purpose of the Ministry

  • Provide a “Home-Away-from-Home” for African International in the Triangle area of North Carolina

  • Build a strong relationship with FHBC, working together seeking, serving, and sharing Christ!

  • Create a warm, inviting, and accepting environment for international regardless race, gender, and national origin

  • Build African Music as a tool of evangelism to churches, schools and different conferences

  • Discipleship

  • Support Mission Projects in North Carolina and Africa

  • Bible on wheels (Bible Distribution Ministry)

  • Support the local, state and International missions efforts of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Ongoing Activities:

  • Worship: Sundays from 3:00pm-5:00pm in the Chapel.

  • Intercessory Prayer: Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Prayer Room

  • Praise Team Practice: Sundays at 5:00pm following Worship


Rev. Ngoma Masiala

Church Phone: 1-919-828-6161 ext. 117

Pastor Cell: 1-919-798-6199

Home Phone: 1-919-790-8745

Iranian Christian Fellowship

We, the Iranian Christian Fellowship of Raleigh, are a nurturing community serving Christian and non-Christian Farsi speakers of the Triangle with a variety of backgrounds: Iranian, Afghani etc., as well as connecting them to Jesus Christ and equipping them to impact the Farsi-speaking community for Him. Please visit us to experience our fellowship.

Contact: Asad Hashemi, (919) 828-6161 ext. 134

Chinese Baptist Church 

Chinese Baptist Church (CBC) in Raleigh was established in January 1997.  Our mission is to evangelize, connect, and nurture Chinese in the local area and overseas to Jesus Christ. We trust in God and we are united through the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Reverend Dr. Jane C. Pan, and her husband Reverend Robert Pan co-founded and co-pastored Chinese Baptist Church since 1997.  Reverend Robert Pan went to be with the Lord in 2009.

CBC is blessed and will be expanding her mission to reach more for Christ. We at CBC sincerely invite you to join our family. In this family, you will not only learn the gospel of Christ, but also make new friends through various church activities. We have Sunday worship, Sunday school, Ladies’ Fellowship, Brothers’ Fellowship, Students’ Fellowship, Evergreen Fellowship, retreats to mountains/beaches, and Chinese New Year, Mid-autumn, Thanksgiving /Christmas parties, etc.

Chinese Baptist Church warmly welcomes you, our fellow Chinese, to this God’s family to learn the truth, gain friendship, share God’s love, and grow in the spiritual life!

Contact: Jane C. Pan, (919) 828-6161 ext. 120

Website: To visit the CBC's website, click here


Worship: Sundays at 11:00am                                            Junior Worship: Sundays at 11:00am                               
Prayer Meeting: Sundays at 9:00am                                 Adult Sunday School: Sundays at 10:00am                       
Student Fellowship: Saturdays at 5:30pm                                           

Iglesia Bautista La Roca (Church of the Rock)

Meeting at Forest Hills since July 2016, La Roca ministers to the growing Hispanic community across Wake County and North Carolina. 

We are a Church committed to sharing the love of God to every person who does not know Him, to every person who visits our congregation, and to the rest of the Body of Christ. We feel committed to not only teach the Biblical principles to establish a personal relationship with God and his church, but also to be the arms of God in this place. We hope that through our lives the people around us will know Christ, that they will also have a positive impact on society by sharing the love of God.

Contact: Rev. Alex Rodriguez (

Website: To visit La Roca's website, please click here

Worship: Sundays at 1:15pm in the Fellowship Hall

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