Mobile Baptist Association

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A Fellowship of 109 Southern Baptist Churches in Mobile County
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International Language Schools (ILS) 

Director of International Language School, Melanie Brents, cell number 251-895-6979

The International Language School (ILS) opened in 1981 as an MBA ministry. The ILS is available to non-English speaking students. Each student is evaluated and placed according to their level of ability. A trained volunteer teacher helps the students learn English and about the love of Jesus.


Enrollment Now Open

² Free class instruction (Donation of $35.00 for books and materials)

² All levels


Spring 2014 Semester: Starts January 8, 2014


  • American Citizenship Classes
    (beginning February 6 at
    Airport Boulevard Baptist Church, Mobile)


Class Locations:

Sage Avenue Baptist Church

150 South Sage Avenue, Mobile

Mondays - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Airport Boulevard Baptist Church

6301 Airport Boulevard, Mobile

Thursdays - 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

American Citizenship Classes beginning February 6


Tillman’s Corner First Baptist Church

5660 Three Notch Road, Mobile

Wednesdays - 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Contact Melanie Brents by phone or text at: 251-895-6979 or by email

ILS Guidelines for 2013-2014

ILS Registration Form

FAQs about the ILS

ILS Sponsorship Program


Our area churches are welcome to visit any of the 3 locations.

The purpose of the ILS is to use ESL as a way to develop friendships with Internationals and to share the love of Christ. Additionally, the International Ministries seeks to start churches for every nationality living in Mobile County. The ILS is an outreach arm of the International Ministries. 

If you are interested in being a part of reaching the nations here in Mobile, please call Melanie Brents (see above) or email Buddy Bretns, the Director of International Ministries and Church Planting.

These classes are made possible by scholarships given from the MBA, local churches, companies and individuals. You can sponsor a student for $100/year. Other ongoing needs include refreshments at each of the sites. Items such as crackers, cookies (homemade or store bought), individually wrapped candies, chips, and 2 liter drinks are appreciated. Contact Melanie Brents if you would like to donate. All monetary gifts are tax deductible.


International Language School Calendar 2014

March 3-7 - No Class (Mobile County Public Schools System closed March 3-5)

April 14-18 - No Class (MCPSS Spring Break)

May 15 - Last Day of Class

June/July*** Summer Classes

August ILS Summer Break

September 8, 2014 - ILS begins new school year


*** Summer classes will be held on a limited basis as well. Location and dates are still being determined.