Concerned as he was, he decided to introduce these young men to a male fraternity-style step group designed to give them positive and productive affiliation. 100 young men in Springfield Gardens, Queens enlisted and the Nubian Gents were born. To this day, what began as a step group continues to change lives of the young men that come through this program.
Soon a volunteer female leader emerged who, under Lamont’s leadership, worked with the girls and developed a team of 35 young ladies. Both teams, now, practice together twice a week. Although the ladies, often perform with the Gents; they have developed their own performance schedule.
To date, the Gents have toured England, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, South Africa, and Spain. With Feminine Fire, they have traveled to Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, and Guatemala. The call to ministry has given these young people a greater purpose, changing their lives, and enabling them to encourage change in the lives of others and impacting the world.