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From drug lord to pastor: Herman Mendoza shares his story

Rev. Herman Mendoza is a man of faith, hope, and redemption, who has an incredible story to tell. From drug lord to pastor, Mendoza’s life is a testament to the power of God’s love and grace.

As the lead pastor of Iglesia Promesa Internacional in New York City, Mendoza spreads the message of hope, faith, grace, and redemption to churches, schools, and conferences around the world. He is also one of the speakers for The 4/14 Window Movement, a global initiative to raise a new generation of children to be leaders through Christ.

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.

In his book, Mendoza details the story of his life as a lost young man who, after experiencing the lowest point in his life, found forgiveness and a new life in Jesus Christ.

In this fun and inspiring interview, Mendoza shared his journey of finding faith, the challenges he faced, and the lessons he learned along the way. He discussed the transformative power of God’s love and how it changed his life, giving him a second chance to make a difference in the world.

Watch the full interview above to hear more about his journey. It is one that will leave you feeling inspired and uplifted.