Name: Eric Benjamin Montenegro
What state are you from? Maryland
Do you sing or play an instrument? If an instrument, which one(s)?
I play piano, cello, and guitar.
When did you begin praising God through music?
I began playing guitar at age 5, piano at age 6, and cello at age 7. I started playing for my church at age 8. Kids' Time gave me the privilege of recording for God at age 11 and again at later times.
Favorite Bible verse?
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Favorite Bible character or story? The Apostle John, because he became Jesus' best friend and wrote beautifully about Jesus’ life and soon coming.
Favorite song? SO many sacred songs. My favorite artist is Dino Kartzanakas, a sacred pianist and arranger. "What a Friend We have in Jesus" is one favorite song I have liked for many years.
What you would like to be when you grow up? I plan to be a audio/video engineer and web designer for 3ABN, or another ministry. I would like to arrange music for 3ABN singers and prepare piano accompaniments and orchestrations for sacred artists. I plan to study media production, computer science, and biology.
How do you share Jesus? I play music at the Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist church several times each month. I help in my academy music and maintenance departments. I help feed homeless people through the Lord’s Lunch program. I accompany and arrange music for vocal and instrumental groups. I play in the New England Youth Ensemble. I help with video production and photography at my school.