Congressman Cohen Remembers Pastor Steve Montgomery

July 31, 2020
Press Release
Beloved Idlewild Presbyterian leader retired 15 months ago


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) was saddened to learn of the death Friday of his friend, the Reverend Steve Montgomery, the beloved former pastor of Idlewild Presbyterian Church, who retired 15 months ago, and released the following statement:

“I’ve been dealing with the death of my friend Congressman John Lewis, and was shocked at the news of Steve Montgomery’s death. There was a lot of John Lewis in Steve Montgomery: He was courageous, he was caring, he was forgiving, he was humble, and he was smart. His life was a blessing and his death is a great loss.”