Good Dads Kansas City

About Us

For many years our society has been working very hard to support single mothers – and rightly so. A quick internet search will find many programs available to assist in this trying situation. If we take a look at teen pregnancy, we find that these children are seven times more likely to live without a father in the home. And if there isn’t a dad around, we find that youth incarceration rates rise to 85% and suicide in teens without a father in the home can be as much as 63%. We need to continue to support single moms, but we may be losing ground by failing to look at the reason that these moms are living with their children without a dad in the home. We find that 43% of homes in the Kansas City urban core do not have a father in the home. This is where Good Dads KC steps in.

The Good Dads KC vision is to restore authentic and flourishing relationships between fathers and children. We exist to provide instruction, inspiration, and encouragement to fathers, helping their children realize that they belong, are loved and affirmed, so that they and their children can be the best they can be. This is done through a series of programs and meetings with dedicated fathers over many weeks teaching from a proven curriculum.

Good Dads KC is an effort to address what we believe to be the greatest malady, other than our need to know God that exists in America today—fatherlessness.

Contact Us

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Don Lewis,
Facilitator and Mentor
1717 McGee Street,
Kansas City, MO, 64108

Pastor Don served as senior pastor of Cross Points Church for eleven years, and seven years as an associate pastor of the same church with an emphasis on fatherhood to the urban communities in the Kansas City metropolitan area. 

He is currently serving as the community pastor of New Life CityChurch in downtown Kansas City, MO. Pastor Don formerly served the Washington Dulles International Airport as its senior chaplain. He orchestrated ministry in one of the busiest and most multicultural intersections in the world. Besides his chaplaincy, Pastor Lewis also served as the program director of Youth for Tomorrow, a residential facility for at-risk adolescent males. 

His work has been featured in the Washington Times, People Magazine, the Family Research Council magazine and other articles and books. Pastor Don testified before the senate subcommittee, Children, Youth and Families on behalf of pro-family organizations in Washington D. C., and he also served as regional director for Prison Fellowship’s Mid-Atlantic Neighbors Who Care, a crime victim’s assistance ministry. 

Pastor Don formerly served as a pastor in Oakland, CA., Little Rock, AR., the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He and his wife, Hildred, have four adult children and four grandchildren and now reside in Lenexa, Kansas.

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Larry Richard
Facilitator and Analyst,
1717 McGee Street,
Kansas City, MO, 64108

Larry serves as facilitator and analyst for Good Dads KC. Larry is a retired United States Marine with 26 years of faithful service and is currently working as a Financial Management Analyst for the federal government. He holds a Bachelors' Degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University San Diego, California. He volunteers as a baseball coach at Midland Adventist Academy in Shawnee, Kansas. Larry is highly motivated and committed to being a good dad and helping other men rediscover or capture their why in being a good supportive dad. Larry and his wife Evita have two daughters and live in Raymore, Missouri.

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Lee Bramlett
1717 McGee Street,
Kansas City, MO 64108

Lee Bramlett is the Director of Good Dads KC. He holds an MA in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and a BA in Biblical Studies from John Brown University. His goal is to reduce the level of fatherlessness and equip men to be fathers, husbands, and leaders in their communities.  Lee and his wife, Tamala, were career missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators for 25 years. They lived in Cameroon, Central Africa for 13 years translating the New Testament for the Hdi People, which was dedicated in December 2013. The Old Testament is on track to be completed in 2026. Lee also serves as Board Treasurer of JAARS, Inc.

Lee and Tamala serve with New Life CityChurch, have 4 adult daughters and live in DeSoto, Kansas.

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Arnie Pizzutelli
1717 McGee Street,
Kansas City, MO 64108

Arnie Pizzutelli and his wife Pat served as career missionaries in mainland China for over 25 years.  Arnie currently serves as an associate pastor at Hope Family Fellowship in Kansas City, Kansas, and has become involved with a prison ministry at Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, Kansas. Arnie also serves with Good Dads Kansas City as a facilitator. In addition, Arnie volunteers as a basketball coach for Christ Prep Academy in Lenexa, Kansas. He has three biological children, and one adopted child from China. Arnie and Pat currently live in Shawnee, Kansas.

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Brad Burrow
1717 McGee Street,
Kansas City, MO, 64108