Steve Montgomery, beloved Idlewild Church pastor, dies from injuries in bike accident

By Updated: August 01, 2020 2:00 PM CT | Published: July 31, 2020 12:24 PM CT

The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery, whose prophetic hope and pastoral heart gently, but firmly challenged and encouraged his church and community to be more just and loving, died Friday morning at Regional One Health with his family by his side. He was 68.

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David Waters is Distinguished Journalist in Residence and assistant director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis.


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