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Our mission at Shalom International Church is to import kingdom living to our local surroundings by discipleship and mentoring. Through making matured disciples we will exceed our local area, penetrate our nation and the world. According to the word of God because of Jesus, we understand heaven on earth. Jesus came to affirm and reveal who the Father was to us. He did not do anything unless He saw the Father do it. So now we know what heaven is like and how the kingdom of God operates. Because of what we have heard and been shown we can now illustrate others. Being able to do this same thing for other people will cause them to grow and become a strong force in God’s domain. Because Jesus declared the Father to us, we should be proclaiming Him to every man. The only way we know the way is because of the great leadership principles of Jesus. He supported and mentored His disciples to the very expiration of His ministry. The Great Commission expresses to us, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:19 KJV). We will not only communicate to people about Jesus in our communities, but we will increase and be cutting-edge in vision to help evangelize the entire world.


Shalom International Church will be a leading entity to provide training, knowledge, and understanding in becoming whole: spirit, soul, and body. Our goal is to contribute to the economy, social development of our city and the fulfillment of every man. If a man is hungry we will feed him (Matthew 25:35 NASB). However, we will not continue to feed a man the rest of his life, but initiate the skills necessary for him to feed him self. Understanding the destiny and purpose of every man according to (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV), “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future“. Man will understand his creator’s attitude and thinking toward him. In this he will not be fragmented or missing parts out of his/her life. In ministering to man in the direction of this wholeness, jobs will be available. Preparation in business and commerce will be offered and an understanding of ones ability to contribute to society favorably. Thereby developing a healthy self-esteem and a great mindset of oneself will lead to fulfillment and self worth. The bible states: For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he: Eat, and drink, he says to thee: but his heart is not with thee (Proverbs 23:7 KJV). Man must have a vigorous approach toward himself, so Shalom International Church will promote the contentment of the entire man.


Our Ministries



One Way Youth Ministry




Women’s Ministry



Single Moms Ministry





Intercessory Prayer Ministry


 Men’s Ministry


Recreation Ministry


             Education Ministry



Workforce Ministry



Transportation Ministry



Food Pantry


Clothes Closet



Greeters Ministry

Out of the Box

Childcare Center


Ish & Isha Married Couples Ministry

Golden Age

Pastoral Ministry



Pastors Anthony and Jonthan R. Downing, formerly of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, are called to shepherd Shalom International Church. They have been united in holy matrimony for thirty five years. God has so graciously blessed them with three wonderful sons, Anthony Jr., Kevin, and Maurice, three beautiful daughter-in-laws, and six grandchildren, all who are vital components to the ministry.
Pastor Anthony Downing is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, Pastor Jonthan Downing is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University, and completed Graduate Studies with a Masters of Divinity from Regent University. Pastor Anthony has a career with the public school system in Chowan County, whereas, Pastor Jonthan is full time pastor at Shalom International Church . Both working in the church side by side, accepting different callings in the ministry.
The Downings travel extensively along the eastern shore and beyond spreading the gospel, and as God continues to provide the provision and advancement of his vision, they will not limit the hand of God, as he leads and directs them to become all that God has commissioned them to be.
Pastor Jonthan Downing continues to serve as a workshop teacher, conference host, and speaker throughout the land. They are committed to touching the many lives of God’s people worldwide as they fulfill the mission placed upon the ministry.



Stay Committed

14Being committed is to become in covenant with one or something you believe in. To make covenant is to make an Oath-Bound pledge to bless or serve one another in a specific way.

God has placed in us a fine line between the connected and the committed, for you can have connection without being committed.

Allow yourself through hearing the word of God, understanding what the spirit of God is saying, and obeying what he’s asking to help you become in covenant with this great branch of Zion.

As a member of Shalom International Church, we want you to get committed and take advantage of the many benefits of being a part of the body of Christ. Shalom co-laborers take pleasure in serving you. Shalom International Church has provided many services to allow you to gain the fullness of Gods promises on the lives of many. So you can bringing forth your fruit in your season.

Wailing Women’s Family Life Conference

The Wailing Women’s Family Life Conference was birthed out of the womb of God and called forth to materialize in the earth for a time such as this. Holy Spirit, hovered “skilled men and women” to pray, at the call of God. Groaning’s were made by the Spirit and brought the mind of God to his people. An intimate relationship was birthed and the appeal made to start this great conference. That is why it is so timely and important that the materialization of this entity would appear in the earth. It is to prepare and develop men, women and children alike for a fresh move of God in the earth. When this is accomplished, we not only will be able to wail or take up a lamentation before God, but we will be prepared for the next level groaned for by the Spirit of the living God!


Mentees In Motion of Shalom International Church
                                                          Pastors Anthony & Jonthan Downing


Banquet Hall

Thank you for your interest in the promotion of our new banquet facility. We are a new Banquet Hall Rental Venue, located at 701-A North Broad Street in beautiful downtown historic Edenton, NC. The entrance of this facility has the flare and grace of a four-star hotel. The actual banquet space holds up to 250-300 people. It is a non-smoking facility. Drugs or alcohol and gambling are not allowed on the premises. What you are viewing is the actual Banquet Hall dressed for a sit down affair. A rental agreement is linked below for all interested parties. By the signing of this agreement you are obligated to honor all included and applicable to the actual rental of the entire entity.

Give Online

If you would like to contribute your tithes and offerings, or to be a blessing to the house of God, click the link below to start the giving process with a one time donation. Maybe you would like to be an ongoing giver, we appreciate your continual contributions to Shalom International Church. Your financial stewardship is helping to advance the Gospel of Christ!

“For it is not a debt you owe, but a seed you sow”

“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full-pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”

Luke 6:38 NLT

Contact Us

PHONE  252.482.1132  |  FAX  252.482.1148
P.O. BOX 704
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