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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.

Waters: A pastor and a prophet departs Idlewild

By Published: May 06, 2019 3:54 PM CT
<strong>On Sunday, May 5, Rev. Dr. Steve Montgomery preached his final sermon as a church pastor. After 39 years in the pulpit, including the past 19 in Memphis as Idlewild Presbyterian Church's senior pastor, Montgomery is retiring.</strong> <strong>&ldquo;In another life I might have played first base for the Atlanta Braves, or sung tenor at the Metropolitan Opera,&rdquo; he told the packed sanctuary on Sunday. &ldquo;But I have only one life to live. I am grateful God made me a pastor to you.&rdquo;</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

On Sunday, May 5, Rev. Dr. Steve Montgomery preached his final sermon as a church pastor. After 39 years in the pulpit, including the past 19 in Memphis as Idlewild Presbyterian Church's senior pastor, Montgomery is retiring. “In another life I might have played first base for the Atlanta Braves, or sung tenor at the Metropolitan Opera,” he told the packed sanctuary on Sunday. “But I have only one life to live. I am grateful God made me a pastor to you.” (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

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