English Gateway (ESL)


Program Information

Houston is classified as the most diverse city in the nation. The vision and desire of English Gateway is to assist international families in learning and improving their English skills to help them live and be successful here in the United States.

Where does English Gateway meet?

English Gateway will meet for registration and classes at Bayou City Fellowship (Cypress) at 12715 Telge Road, Cypress, Texas 77429.

What are the key dates for the program?

Classes are currently in session. We have open and ongoing registration for new students throughout the school year.

Fall semester begins September 7, 2017.

When is the program going to be in session?

English Gateway will meet on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30am. The schedule will coincide with the Cy-Fair ISD school calendar. (The English Gateway evening program for Fall 2017 is TBD).

How much does the English Gateway program cost?

The cost of the program is a one-time fee of $20, which helps to cover the cost of your books.

Will childcare be available?

Yes, we will provide childcare at no cost. Children will need to be registered in advance.


Serving on The English Gateway Team 

English Gateway (ESL) is an outreach ministry designed for teaching conversational English, building relationships, and sharing the Gospel with people from all parts of the world. Houston is home to more immigrants and refugees than any other city in the United States, contributing to the fact that we are also the most diverse city in our nation. We would love for the Church to be the first responders to welcome and meet needs for our international community.

The English Gateway program launched in Fall of 2016. Currently, there are 12 nations represented in English Gateway and the program continues to grow each week. Some opportunities to serve in this program include teaching, assisting with writing resumes, prayer, Bible studies, teaching methods on successful job interviews, basic computer skills, mentorship, and investing in the children who attend the program.

English Gateway currently meets on Thursdays at 9:30am-11:30am and aligns with the Cy-Fair ISD school calendar. It is the goal to launch an evening program (in addition to the existing morning program) in the Fall of 2017. This will be possible only by increasing our team with those who are willing and able to serve in the English Gateway ministry. There is childcare available to you at no cost if you are serving on this team. To let us know of your interest in serving (morning or evening program), please fill out the form below or email [email protected]

Training Dates (all 3 required): April 20, April 27, & May 4 from 12:00-2:00pm. Training will be held at our Cypress Campus in The Courtyard building. (Evening training dates TBD pending evening program launch).

For more information regarding the English Gateway ministry and how you may be able to serve in this area, please fill out the form below. To contact our ESL Coordinator, please email Stephanie Turman ([email protected]). For questions regarding outreach & mission opportunities, please contact our Cypress Mobilization Pastor, Christa Freyhof ([email protected]) .

English Gateway (ESL) Interest in Serving

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