Highland Park Baptist Church

International Friends

International Friends


International Friends is a strategic outreach to the international student community in Southeastern Michigan, and is an opportunity for members and friends of HPBC to participate in building a relationship with students from around the world. Within two miles of our church, there are over 600 international students.

International Friends provides an at-home context to impact the world, where your current life-style creates the catalyst to build a friendship with an international student, opens opportunities to share about American culture, your family traditions, and your faith in Christ.

International Friends, in partnership with a local university, has created a comprehensive outreach program that provides an opportunity for students to meet Friendship Families and to make Conversational Friends.  It has been reported that over 90% of international students never enter an American home during their studies in this country. 

Won’t you join us to reach out and become a Friendship Family or participate with English Corner?

To learn more about International Friends, please contact Dave West at 313-212-7001, devoewest3@cs.com or Russ Frank at 248-330-7522, RussellAFrank@aol.com or check out their facebook page