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Q&A with Father James Williams

Nominated by Summer Merrick By Ashley Kang Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A. Excitement. Joy. Just to know that you are able to bring a life into this world is definitely one of the best feelings in the world. I was there for the birth all the way. I cut the umbilical cord and ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Theodore “Tedd” Perry

Nominated by his wife Annaliese Perry Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A. I would have to describe that feeling as being excited but scared, not knowing whether I was going to have a boy or a girl at the time, but knowing that I was going to be a father … and knowing that ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Chol Majok

Nominated by David Chaplin Q: How did it feel when you became a father? A. I looked at my kids and could not imagine them going through a lifetime by themselves. Growing up without a father, I knew I had to make a choice. A choice to be there for my kids, to support them, to discipline them. It was ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Hasan Stephens

Nominated by Tedd Perry Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A. When I became a father to my first child, Janna, and she was a girl, I felt on top of the world. Her mother got mad because I left the hospital and went outside to call everyone in the world to announce my baby ... Read More »

Q&A with Father David Chaplin

Nominated by Twiggy Billue Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A. Having a child when you are financially in a position to take care of that child and in a relationship where you understand what will foster a healthy upbringing is the key foundation you need. At the delivery, my goal was to keep my ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Yusuf Abdul-Qadir

Nominated by Twiggy Billue Q: Tell me about your daughter? A: Her name is Maya Aneesa. She is 7 months old. She was born three days premature. Actually, she was born a few days before (my grad school) orientation. We moved houses a few days before. She is a fireball; she’s got a lot of personality and is very driven. ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Tyrone Dixon

Nominated by Rachielle Scrivens Q: How did it feel when you became a father?A: My princess was born two days after my birthday, so it was the best birthday gift I could ever imagine. I remember it as if it was yesterday. She was born at 3:36 p.m. When I heard her cry, it was as if there were new ... Read More »

Q&A with Father-Figure Rashawn Sullivan

Uncle serves as mentor to his niece & nephew Q: How did you become a ‘father figure’ to your niblings? A: It’s like this because I didn’t have that when I grew up. My niece’s father is currently incarcerated, so I have to take on that role. With my nephew Desire Sullivan, 11, his father is not active so it ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Arnold Malloy

Nominated by his wife, Lauren Malloy Q: How did it feel when you became a father? A: It was a year after we got married we found out we were pregnant. It was definitely a joyous occasion. It was obviously new and something to look forward to as far as a legacy standpoint for me. It was a great feeling. ... Read More »