Unwavering in commitment, down to earth but yet profound are but a few phrases used to describe PASTOR TONY MONTGOMERY, SR.
Pastor Tony Montgomery, Sr., is a native of Hopkins, South Carolina. A second generation preacher and pastor, he is the son of the late Reverend James T. Montgomery and the late Dorothy Young Montgomery. Educated in the public schools of Richland County, he is a graduate of Lower Richland High School. Subsequent to graduating high school, he was accepted to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Pastor Montgomery was one of the first 14 graduates to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major emphasis in Real Estate from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Subsequent to graduation from Morehouse College, Pastor Montgomery spent several years working in the real estate appraisal profession and founded Atlanta Valuation Group, Inc., a commercial real estate appraisal and consulting firm in Atlanta. His dream was to become a real estate developer; however, God’s purpose was not that he would build buildings, but rather that his life’s work become developing Christians for Kingdom service.
Pastor Montgomery was licensed and ordained by the Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta, Georgia, and was an associate minister under the tutelage of Dr. Cameron Madison Alexander. At Antioch, Pastor Montgomery learned the art progressive leadership in the church and the community and added a great wealth of knowledge before being called to pastor. It was also at Antioch that Pastor Montgomery met First Lady Montgomery at the “7:15 AM Service”. They were married in 1993 at Missionary Union Baptist Church, First Lady Montgomery’s home church, which he would be called to become the pastor of in November, 1996.
During his 22 year tenure at Missionary Union, Pastor Montgomery preached a Christ-Centered, liberating gospel, and progressively lead Missionary Union in its mission to “manifest God’s power by meeting the spiritual and physical needs of God’s people.” A believer in ministry that meets the spiritual and physical needs of God’s people, he led Missionary Union in developing various equipping in-reach and out-reach ministries such as Children’s Church, Children’s Hour Reading, Health Ministry, Loaves and Fishes, Media Ministry, Men’s Choir, PR Ministry, Rites of Passage for Young Men and Young Ladies, Sacrifice of Praise Choir, Silent Expressions Dance Ministry, and Sisterhood Ministry.
During his tenure at Missionary Union, Pastor Montgomery led Missionary Union in two construction/renovation projects: in 2000, the repair and restoration of the historic sanctuary and in 2014, the renovation and expansion of its education building.
In February 2005, Rev. Montgomery released his first book entitled, “When You Lack the Faith You Need,” which takes a look at viable biblical solutions for situations in which are faith is being tested. From 2007 to 2014, Rev. Montgomery gave vision and leadership to the award winning Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in Columbus, MS, known as “Dream365”.
Pastor Montgomery is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and has served as the State of Mississippi Organization of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., as the State Keeper of Records and Seal and the State Chaplain.
Pastor Montgomery is a candidate for a Master’s of Theology from Chicago Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.
He is married to Attorney Monique Brooks-Montgomery of Columbus, Mississippi. They have three children, Sarah, Dylan Brooke, and Tony, II.