Show Notes

Happy New Year, and welcome to another episode of Late Talks on Air on the Nancy Duffy show for Sunday, January 1st, 2023!

A true story of redemption, my guest for this week’s show shares a testimony unlike any I’ve ever heard. Author and now pastor Herman Mendoza built an empire in Queens, New York, selling cocaine up and down the eastern seaboard, along with his brothers, throughout the late 1980s and into the early 1990s.

Seemingly, against all odds, through prison time, affairs, depression, and only after truly realizing and understanding the repercussions of all he had done, Mendoza somehow salvages a marriage and rebuilds a life diametrically opposed to the rut carved over years of obstinance and crime. Of course, he doesn’t do it on his own, which you’ll learn more about in the episode.

Mendoza has written a book titled Shifting Shadows—a fascinating account of his greatest follies written in hopes of helping others on their journey toward peace.

I promise you will find his story riveting.  If you’re feeling like throwing in the towel because of something you’ve done, I think Brother Mendoza has some good news!

As always, I would love to hear your response to the show. You can leave me a voice-mail message here!

Until next time,

This week’s special guest

Rev. Herman Mendoza, Author, Associate Pastor, and Director of PowerHouse Kids Ministry, Promise Ministries International, NYC.

Rev. Herman Mendoza currently serves as an Associate Pastor and Director of PowerHouse Kids Ministry, at Promise Ministries International in New York City. He is also one of the speakers for The 4/14 Window Movement, a global initiative to raise a new generation of children, ages 4 to 14, to be the leaders of tomorrow through Christ.

He speaks at conferences, schools, and churches around the world, spreading the message of hope, faith, grace, and redemption. Pastor Mendoza is a community leader and collaborates with the New York Police Academy through his youth program to educate young people about police culture.

Shifting Shadows: How a New York Drug Lord Found Freedom in the Last Place He Expected

Pastor Mendoza’s memoir, Shifting Shadows: How a New York Drug Lord Found Freedom in the Last Place He Expected, has been published with Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group. It details the story of his life as a lost young man who, after experiencing the lowest point in his life—convicted for drug trafficking and sentenced to prison—found forgiveness and a new life in Jesus Christ. These are truly milestone markings of a life transformed by the relentless love of God.