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Q&A with Father Adonis Kinsey

Nominated by Makhai Bailey Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A. I always wanted to be a dad. That was the No. 1 goal. Her mother and I were together for 10 years. When I found out she was pregnant, I was ecstatic. I always used to talk about how the kid would become a ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Jery Augustin

Nominated by Quante Wright Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: I felt joy, but also that feeling that my life was going to change … that I had to be a little more responsible. I had so many mixed emotions with thoughts of the future. And when I found out it was twins, I ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Anthony Pitts

As part-time coordinator of the Healthy Start Fatherhood Program, Pitts works to connect fathers with needed resources Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: The first time it was crazy. I was in college, and I was really uncertain about how I would be able to provide for a child. I had a lot of ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Lazarus Sims

Nominated by Anthony Pitts, newly appointed coordinator of Healthy Start’s Fatherhood Program Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: It’s an amazing experience. Something you are never ready for. You can’t go off of someone else’s experience to become prepared because kids are all different, the process is always different. But it was amazing and ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Alex Morris

Nominated by Valerie Hill, director of community services at Syracuse Community Connections Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: When I first became a father, I had just turned 18, was still in high school and was terrified. I had no idea what I was doing. I was just a kid myself. I would learn ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Wayne Wright

Nominated by Ed Perry Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: It was different. I had a lot of adjusting to do. When you’re used to doing things on the fly … all of the sudden you have to think and plan. Now you have a kid, you can’t just jump up and go and ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Timothy Jennings-Bey

Nominated by Helen Hudson Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: I was ecstatic. I didn’t have a preference for a boy or girl. I just prayed the baby would be healthy. We were going to have the sex be a surprise, but the nurse didn’t know. When they did the sonogram she announced it ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Cyrus Lyles

Nominated by Ed Perry Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: Initially, I was terrified. At first I didn’t understand it — she (the mother) still looked normal. Then when her belly started to get big … I was like ‘Uh oh! This is the real deal.’ And I didn’t grasp the concept that I ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Ricky Parks

Nominated by Travis Robinson Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: I was nervous at first, because I didn’t grow up with my father. So I didn’t really think I knew how to be a father. After the first year, I got used to it and enjoyed having him around. Then they just all started ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Malusi Qhobosheane

Nominated by Twiggy Billue Q: What did it feel like when you first became a father? A: I’m in a unique situation because I have a goddaughter that is three years older than my oldest child. So I had — kind of — already been through the parenting stage of handling an infant for the first time before I had ... Read More »