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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.