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International House of Worship Church History

On January 12, 2003, under the leadership of its founder Pastor Dawn R. Abbott, the International House of Worship church opened at 403 Hollyday Street, Easton, Maryland where it currently resides.  The church structure of the International House of Worship, Inc. (IHW) consists of the Pastor/Founder, the Assistant Pastor Passion Tilghman, Ministerial Staff, Church Council/Board of Trustees, Deacons in training, Music, Men, Women, and Youth ministries, Activities, Finance, and Hospitality committees, an usher board, praise and worship team, choir, praise dancers, and mime ministry. In order to understand the history of the church it is important to understand a little history about Founder/ Pastor to whom God inspired to start this minstry; a church is only as strong as its leader. 
The spiritual background of Pastor Abbott, prior to starting IHW,  includes receiving the Lord at the age of 16, serving in various capacities such as choir member, choir directress, drummer, bible school valedictorian and registrar, and licensed Evangelist under the leadership of Pastors Nathaniel and Rosie Edwards in Salisbury, Maryland at Tabernacle of Prayer for all People, Inc. for 17 years, becoming an ordained Elder in the Mt. Sinai Holy Churches of America, and then she spent 6 years assisting other ministries/churches on the Eastern Shore.   The IHW church family and the community alike has benefitted from Pastor Abbott’s knowledge, experiences, and the calling on her life as evidenced by the impact that she as on those who have heard of preach or teach. 
It is the mission of IHW to evangelize the world, reach out to help all man-kind, and to support and uplift the community.  IHW is known for its clarity of the preaching and teaching of the gospel and for the spirit-filled worship services.  In addition, the doors of IHW are open for  weekly bible study in which people who are not even members will frequently visit, and for prayer meetings, specific community meetings, a place to have funerals and weddings for those without a church home, to serve food to those who are hungry during the holidays, and to provide financial support to those who may be in crisis.  In addition, under the auspices of the IHW ministry, services and supports are provided to the homeless shelter, a local transitional housing program for recovering addicts, and to the hospitals, nursing homes, and the local jails on a consistent basis.
IHW is also known in the community for its Youth Lock-Ins which has reached an attendance of over 230 youth/teens and for its annual tent revival on the corner of Port and West streets.  Since the inception of IHW, several members of the congregation have come forward to become entrepreneurs in which their businesses (i.e. mortuary, transitional housing, restaurants, hair salon, etc.) provide support and services to the community.  In addition, some members are educators, medical professionals, and/or work in the human services/ customer services fields and they not only do their jobs to support their family but they utilized their professional skills to help the IHW church meet the needs of the church members and those in the community. 
Church Location:
Community Civic League
3439 Laurel Grove Road
Federalsburg,  Maryland  21632
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