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Men of the City leaders Patrick
Lambertz and Fines Whitley interviewed by Star Tribune’s Gail Rosenblum. Read full article here!
“Not a doubt in my mind,” Whittley said, that whoever shot Terrell, “was somebody who didn’t have a father. How do you know how to be a man when you don’t have a father in your life?”
The image of little Terrell running from gunfire haunts Patrick Lambertz, too, a leader, with Whittley, of Men of the City (www.menofthecity.net), a faith-based group that seeks to help men become more effective husbands and fathers.
“Who were those people [the shooter was with]?” Lambertz said. “Who had that gun? What if someone had said something?”
Men of the City provides a vehicle for men who may say, “I can’t be a good father,” said Lambertz, the married father of three daughters who admits to his own steep learning curve. “We tell them, ‘Just come out and hang with us. There are great fathers you can learn from.'”
“Gangs provide safety,” Lambertz said. “We want to do that with our ministry.”