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Pastors Anthony and Jonthan Downing, formerly of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, are called to shepherd Shalom International Church. They have been united in holy matrimony for forty years. God has so graciously blessed them with three wonderful sons, Anthony Jr., Kevin, and Maurice, three beautiful daughter-in-love, and eight grandchildren, all who are vital components to the ministry.
 
  Pastor Anthony Downing is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, and Pastor Jonthan Downing is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University, who completed Graduate Studies with a Masters of Divinity from Regent University. Pastor Anthony has retired from the public school system in Chowan County, where he and Pastor Jonthan are in full time ministry 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. They are stewards of Mentees-in-Motion. This 501-C3 organization sponsors the Wailing Women’s Family Life Conference annually. This conference has been in existence thirteen years and continues to meet the needs of men, women and children of all ages.  
 
Anthony and Jonthan have established an annual Marriage Retreat called Chance, Romance, and Finance. This retreat is for married couples who are experiencing trouble in matrimony, or to advance their already stable marriage. This retreat is sponsored by Downing Evangelistic Ministries, the catalyst for most of their ministries. Jonthan accompanies her Apostle, Decker Tapscott Sr., on his Board of Directors of Power Ministries which she accepts with gratitude. Finally, the Downing’s are entrepreneurs. They have established a childcare center called Out of the Box, along with an after-school program; and a Witness Wares Variety Store. She works tirelessly for the advancement of the Kingdom of God, desiring to see the whole earth filled with His Glory!
 

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