Timothy Montgomery, fake Green Beret and Pastor.
He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight. Psalm 101:7 King James Version (KJV)
Tim Montgomery was sent to us by a number of his parishioners. They thought some of his stories about being a high speed Green Beret were a little too far out there.
Well, it turns out all of them were because Timothy never served a day in the military.
What follows are excerpts of emails from various people who went on record of having heard his claims.
Here is a small excerpt of a sermon he did that has him claiming to be an SFQC Graduate Timothy Montgomery and his SF Claims
Hi! I am wondering if you will search whether the following man, Timothy Brett Montgomery, has been in Special Forces. He is our pastor of a small church during the past 8 years. Many of his sermons include lots of examples of his experience in the SF, and about his friends there, and the men he led. He has told us that he was a SF leader – which of course leads us to think he’s the best of the best. This is a HUGE identity for him!
The problem is, we have one congregant that is claiming that all if it is a lie, and that Timothy is using the stories of someone he knew closely (who actually was in SF) to pretend and ultimately lie to all of us. This is a huge concern, because as you may well imagine, one would expect a man of God to be honest, if anything.
Is it possible for you to search the following name, to see if he was in SF? Timothy Brett Montgomery. Not sure when he served, but it would be 25 or more years ago?
Timothy Brett Montgomery tells people that he joined the military at age 16 by lying about his age, that
He is was in the Special Forces and went through Q course, and that he made his first kill at age 17. He
says he was selected from the Special Forces to be a part of a DOD hunter/killer group, because Delta
was more a reactionary force and they needed a group that would take out bad guys before they
attacked us. He says that the first team he was a part of were all killed, and that he was made team
leader at age 20 because everyone but his best friend thought he was older. He says most of this second
team was killed as well, and that one of his friends from the team went by the call sign Kildar who is
currently working for a PMC moving guns and doing executive protection details. He says that though he
went in enlisted, they made him a Major as a part of being in the DOD group because no one questions
an officer on an airfield as soldiers come and go, but they may question an NCO. He says that one of the
jobs he was tasked with as a part of this group was leading the protection detail for the Secretary of
Defense which required him to go through a number of protection courses, including the Secret
Service’s and the Nine Lives Associates. He has a lot of stories about his time in the hunter/killer groups,
many of them sound like they come out of Marcinko’s Rogue Warrior, including a story about being
tasked with testing defenses and faking a kidnapping where he actually kidnapped an Admiral and upset
him so much that he had to hide and was unable to even access his bank account, which had $300,000,
for fear this Admiral would find him. He also has a story about being in Africa and going to rescue a
woman from being raped but instead he was captured and tortured for six weeks while his team had to
arrange a rescue operation without the help of the Navy because they refused to provide a send off ship
for the team and they had to travel across hundreds of miles of Africa to get in and out, and that this
time of torture is where his jaw was broken, for which he had to have surgery in 2014. He claims to hate
the VA and that he had to pay for the jaw surgery on his own because the records of his service are
classified and he couldn’t prove it was a service-related injury. He claims to be so famous within the
Special Forces circle that he is recruited by Erik Prince and Academi to do PMC team leading and
training, that they offer him million dollar contracts to train and lead, that he has given talks to large
groups of military and PMCs on leadership, and that he has done executive protection work for senior
government officials with Academi at events like the Superbowl.
Here's the write up for my experience with Timothy Brett Montgomery:
Timothy Brett Montgomery claimed to be a former Special Forces member with Q course training and other special forces credentials. He used to tell stories about doing security for high profile officials in the US government and at the Olympics. He claimed to be well connected in the Special Forces community and had many stories about this, but I never met any of his associates he talked about regularly. When I decided to look into these claims further, I discovered that he had no enlistment record, for which he had already claimed it was because they were a top secret organization. He claimed to be part of an elite unit hand picked out of the regular forces to pre-emptively strike "bad actors" in foreign governments. But a friend of mine who did serve in the Special Forces confirmed that he would always have an enlistment record from the Armed Forces. There were many other suspicious things that I looked into and later discovered were lies.
He also claimed to be a Pastor and was Pastor of a church I went to in Denver for a while. He claimed to have been a Pastor of a church in LA called The Well that he had started after leaving another church led by a Pastor named Jay. There were always questions in my mind if these things were true, so I started looking into them. I discovered that his church in LA dissolved because he had an affair with a church member while they were both married. They ended up divorced and married to each other. He then left her when she was caught embezzling from her company using the company credit card to buy things for their lifestyle a few years later. I discovered that he was married more times than he claimed, and that he was not even legally divorced when he got married to another church member from the church in Denver after divorcing his current wife who he ad married a while after moving back to Denver from LA. I also discovered that he never filed paperwork for this new marriage, and I don't think his new wife even knows this. He has been married and divorced more times than he ever tells. An internet records search will tell you he's been married and divorced ~6 times, but I discovered from others in his past that he has had other faked marriages and annulments that don't show up in the public records.
He also claimed to have a degree from Fuller Seminary, but a records search by their staff shows no record of him ever attending. People close to him in his past said he used to meet with people from there in "Discipleship meetings" and that's probably where these stories come from. The Pastor from the church in LA where he was supposed "sent" from said he had to kick him out because he wouldn't stop "discipling" young women from the church in one-on-one meetings, several of which had come forth claiming he had seduced them into inappropriate physical relations. I discovered many of his stories come from stories told him by others, peppered with a little truth from his own life. I'm sure he will come up with an explanation for why this is here too. He always has a good story for why people do such things to him. He's always the center of it all. He's a very good confidence man. Always meets one on one and gains the confidence of people so he can have their trust when things like this come out so they will believe his story rather than others'. Hopefully this will help them see him for who he is before they get conned and waste their time and love on him like so many I know have. Hopefully this will wake him up and he'll turn it around before the God he claims protects him stops and gives him over to his depravity permanently.
So what are his claims vs facts:
Going through SFAS (Selection). FALSE, He never served a single day in the military.
Going through the SFQC (Special Forces Qualification Course). FALSE, He never served a single day in the military.
Joining the Army at 16. FALSE, He never served a single day in the military.
First kill at 17. FALSE, He never served a single day in the military.
SF Leader. FALSE, He neverserved a single day in the military.
DOD hunter/killer group. FALSE, NOT as a Green Beret. He never served a single day in the military.
Enlisted and they made him a Major. FALSE, He never served a single day in the military.
He says that the first team he was a part of were all killed, and that he was made team leader at age 20 because everyone but his best friend thought he was older. FALSE, He never served a single day in the military.
Protection detail for the Secretary of Defense. FALSE, if he can send us proof, we will remove this
Testing defenses and faking a kidnapping where he actually kidnapped an Admiral and upset him so much that he had to hide and was unable to even access his bank account, which had $300,000, for fear this Admiral would find him. FALSE, He never served a single day in the military.
Being in Africa and going to rescue a woman from being raped but instead he was captured and tortured for six weeks. FALSE, He never served a single day in the military.
Records of his service are classified. FALSE, He never served a single day in the military.
He couldn’t prove his injury is service-related because records are classified. FALSE, He never served a single day in the military.
Listen, if he went through Selection and the Q-course, we would see record of him. There are secret missions, there are no secret Green Berets. We checked the SF Schoolhouse, SCRA, ATRRS, and NPRC. If he was a GB, we would have found him.
These claims he makes are ludicrous. It's hard to believe anybody would begin to believe him.
Timothy Montgomery, you'll now be added to guardiansofthegreenberet.com Hall of Zeroes
After this article was done, we had two people reach out and ask if we searched his name under Thore Montgomery. We would have received that result during our first search. That being said, we decided to ask a second time.
The results are the same Neither name served a day in the military. His NPRC search using Thore is now added in the picture section also