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Tim Montgomery



Elder Tim Montgomery, the third son of Elder Hugh and Sister Nettie Montgomery, was born June 1, 1963 in Henrietta, Texas. He was ordained to the work of the ministry on March 23, 1996 at the Old Union Primitive Baptist Church, Lonsdale, Arkansas. On May 26, 1990, he was married to the former Charlotte Fulmer. To this union were born three children, Alexander, Micah and Elijah.

ELDER MONTOMERY WRITES: From the very first spark of memory, all I have known is the Primitive Baptist Church and count being raised in such a loving environment as the church as one of my greatest blessings in life. Though I felt a desire to belong to such a wonderful church family for many years, it wasn't until I was 15 that I felt a tug so strong that I could resist no longer and joined the Littlevine PB Church in Austin, TX where Dad was pastor. It was a very sweet place to grow up. I moved my membership to the Corpus Christi PB Church wheremy brother Mike was pastor in 1983 while attending college there. Mike wasdefinitely an inspiration to me during that time, and still is. He has taught meso much through his preaching and his life. It was in Corpus that I first felt ayearning for the ministry, and would lie awake many nights preaching sermonsin my mind. However, I feared the feeling was of my own desire and not the Lord's. It was also during this time that I made my first effort to speak to God's people. One Sunday morning, Mike asked me to introduce and I immediately became afraid. All those sermons I had preached to myself left me and I couldn't think of anything to say. I tried to read from 8th chapter of Romans but could not even read the words for the tears in my eyes. I sat down crying, vowing never to attempt that again.

I moved to Houston in 1988, and the next year the Lord miraculously re-introduced me to a beautiful Arkansas girl that I first met at Mike and Judy's wedding. We were married on May 26, 1990 and Charlotte and I soon moved our membership to the Grace PB Church where Elder J. A. Rowell, Jr. was pastor. Brother J .A. was one of the greatest inspirations in my life and I will treasure his memory as long as I live. During these few years, I attempted to introduce services and even began filling appointments in Corpus Christi and Combes. I remember feeling very stagnate in growth in attempts to fill the stand and though I had many friends, I didn't have anyone to talk to concerning preaching (especially after Brother J. A. passed away). I sat for the CPA exam in December1995 and as I sat holding the unopened results of that exam in my hands,I vowed a promise to the Lord that I would devote my life to Him in anyway He saw fit if indeed I had passed this exam. I passed all four parts onmy first attempt and immediately, the Lord demanded me to honor my vow to Him. Four months later, I landed a job in Little Rock Arkansas and we left the good folks at Houston PB Church (we moved our membership there just a couple of months before) with a one-month old baby. It was here in Arkansas that I feel the Lord has led me to fulfill my ministerial duties and it came about through the loving efforts of the most precious people on earth, the members of Old Union PB Church in Lonsdale, Arkansas and her pastor, Elder Sonny Huckaby.

Brother Sonny became my father in the ministry and best friend and I will always cherish his advice and teaching. My ordination in March 1996 was an event I'll never forget. Elder Charles Sandage did the questioning, my brother David offered the ordination prayer, and Dad, my brother Mike, and Brother Sonny gave the charge. Charlotte and I moved our membership to Pleasant Hill PB Church in Hurricane Grove, Arkansas in April 1998, and a month later I was called as pastor. I replaced a great man in the Lord's service, Elder Ersel Tillery, who hadpastored Pleasant Hill church for 46 years. I have learned so much from him.

Currently, I am also serving the churches at Oden and Hot Springs. The most important lesson I have learned in my few years in the ministry and one I want to share with every young minister after me is the utmost importance of having a father (or fathers) in the ministry. No matter how old I get or how many years in the ministry I have been, I pray the Lord will always remind me to rely on my fathers and brothers in the ministry.

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Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)
Elder James Compton was the original founder of the 'Gospel of Grace Tape Supply.' His collection of tapes began as he traveled to Church meetings and Associations recording sermons on Reel to Reel. He has maintained this library of sermons faithfully over the years and are now the foundation of PB Sermons. org. This web site is dedicated to Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)