Who We Are

Domingo Mota

Director of Mentoring Initiatives


Domingo is the son of legendary Dodger player and coach Manny Mota. His Dad’s career gave him and his other seven siblings the opportunity to experience life in their native land, the Dominican Republic, as well as the Los Angeles area.

After attending college in the United States, Domingo followed in his Dad’s and his older brothers’ footsteps, and played professional baseball for the Dodgers, Royals, and Reds. While he enjoyed great success during his first three years, his last two were plagued with injuries, which caused him to leave the game.

Once retired from the game in 1995, Domingo carried his education, baseball experience, strong family values, and passionate faith and began to work with youth in the San Fernando Valley. Since then Domingo has served in both Christian and secular organizations as Youth Leader, Youth and Recreation Director, Executive Director, Youth Development Specialist, College Campus Director, and Fatherhood Initiative Facilitator. In the year 2000 Domingo felt the call to plant a church, Winds of Hope Ministries, which he has been faithfully shepherding since. Additionally, as an alumni and trainer for the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative, Domingo travels several times a year to equip, inspire, and encourage youth workers and pastors from coast to coast.

Domingo is married to his precious Dominican wife, Vivian, a middle school teacher. They have three beautiful girls. He enjoys fitness and wellness, reading, watching baseball, and helping others enjoy a life filled purpose, joy and freedom in Christ.