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ESL/Citizenship Report

English Second Language/Citizenship

English classes began in March 1996 at Hayne Baptist and have continued with United Baptist. English classes meet from September to April.

Citizenship Class will take a permanent resident through the entire Naturalization Process from completing the N-400 application through study and preparation for the Citizenship Interview. Because the process takes only 2-3 months, students should attend a Citizenship class for at least 6 months before submitting an application to USCIS.

Due to the Coronavirus, United Baptist Church is closed until April 12th. Therefore, all English classes have been canceled until September.

Current Citizenship students will have one on one study time with the teacher by telephone each week until classes resume on Saturday, April 18th at 10:00 a.m.

For more information , call Mary Hensley, Director 864 590-2742 or email marymhensley@att.net


Last Published: March 19, 2020 6:39 PM



ESL  / Citizenship Ministry

For information about classes, call 864.590.2742 or email marymhensley@att.net


Links to:
Spartanburg County Baptist Network
South Carolina Baptist Conventon




On August 23, 2012, Silvino Contreras was naturalized as a U. S. Citizen. Silvino and his wife Rosey, who became a citizen in 2006, are two of many students who have participated in United's ESL/Citizenship Ministry. Pictured below are Silvino and Rosey with ESL Director and Citizenship Teacher Mary Hensley.

 New US Citizen Silvino Contreas

Since our citizenship classes began in 2001, 58 people from 13 countries have become citizens after going through our ministry.


September 18, 2011
Young At Heart (Senior Ministry)

Groundbreaking Sept. 18, 2011 (Young At Heart) United Baptist Church

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