International House of Worship
Pastor / Founder Dawn Abbott
Pastor Dawn Abbott received the Lord as her personal Savior on September 5, 1980. She became a member of the Tabernacle of Prayer under the leadership of Bishop Nathaniel Edwards, Co-Pastor Rosie Edwards and the late Apostle Johnnie Washington was the Overseer. She became a student of the Tabernacle Bible Institute where she completed nine years of study. Some of her courses included Bible Survey, Book of Romans, Book of Hebrews, Book of Acts, Book of Revelations and General Bible I & II. She graduated with honors as the valedictorian. She was an active choir member, directress, part-time drummer, and registrar for the Bible Institute. In 1994, she was ordained into the office of Evangelist. She served within this ministry for fifteen years and eight months. The Lord called her out to assist other churches such as the Trinity Tabernacle of Deliverance in Salisbury, MD., East New Market Church of God in Hurlock, MD., Chosen Generation Deliverance Ministry in Grasonville, MD., and United Missionary Baptist Church in Cambridge, MD.
Pastor Abbott was ordained into the office of Elder in 1998 under the leadership of Pastor Arlene Taylor and the late Bishop Amy B. Stevens. On January 12, 2003, the International House of Worship opened in Easton where she is now serving as Senior Pastor.
Pastor Abbott is the mother of three beautiful daughters, Sharee, Laticia andKayla Abbott. Pastor Abbott’s motto is,“If you take care of God’s business, He will take care of yours.”
Co-Pastor Passion Bolden Tilghman
Elder Passion Bolden Tilghman, a native of Federalsburg, MD is the Assistant Pastor of The International House of Worship located in Easton, MD. She was ordained in the office of an Elder onJanuary 11, 2004 under the leadership of Pastor Dawn R. Abbott.
Elder Passion was born on October 18, 1974 to the late Yolanda B. Bolden and Landis D. Magee. After the death of several other caretakers, Passion and her siblings, Dontri and Keshia Bolden were finally raised by their young aunt, Yvette C. Bolden. Aunt Yvette would later earn the title “mommy” as she graciously assumed that role. Elder Passion also has a brother named Orlando Magee.
In 1993, Passion was united in marriage to Calvin Tilghman, Sr. and blessed by God together with a son, Calvin Tilghman, Jr. (C.J.).
Elder Passion began her professional career soon after graduating from college. She has held several management positions during her career and was a consumer banker and loan officer with Bank of America. She is also the founder of “Passion Pies” which makes homemade sweet potato pies for the community.
In 1994, she graduated from Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD majoring in business management. She is currently a student at The University of Maryland University College out of Adelphi, MD and is working on an additional degree in Business Management. In 2008, she received her Associates of Applied Science degree in Mortuary Science from Catonsville Community College in Baltimore, MD. She is also a mortician, licensed by the Maryland State Board of Funeral Directors. With this achievement, she made history in becoming the first African American female mortician that’s a native of Caroline County.
Elder Passion's most recent accomplishment is the opening of her brand new funeral business on December 8, 2010. She is the sole owner and operator of Bolden-Tilghman Mortuary Service located at 21 N. Hanson St. Suite #113 B in Easton, MD. For more information you may visit www.boldentilghman.com.
On January 15, 2011 she was the honored recipient of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) award for her outstanding community achievements.