David Altenor has been involved in music ministry for over half of his life, playing for and directing choirs all over the Boston area. Being a keyboard player, his dream was always to play and arrange music for a gospel artist and tour the world. However, after finding that many gospel artists in Boston already had musicians, David turned to the world for opportunities.
He auditioned for one of Boston's best up and coming bands and made the cut, doing shows in clubs and bar venues on the east coast. Even though the band’s success was mounting, David felt God pulling at his heart to remain fully in music ministry. In January as the band was scheduled to go on a two month U.S. tour several things happened that changed David's life: The devastating Earthquake in Haiti on January 12th 2010 and his home church telling him that he couldn't remain as their Music Minister because he was playing for a secular group. These occurrences made David re-think his decision to continue performing with the band but he still hadn't fully turned to God musically. However, when his loving and God-fearing mother Marie had a stroke on January 27th 2010, it was a major wakeup call in David's life similarly to when his Brother Edjir "Lou" Altenor died of brain cancer on October 18th, 2008. These two situations coupled with his father passing away in 1996 due to lung cancer created one of the biggest turning points in David’s life.
Once his mother was out of the hospital, David made the decision to fully commit to God, finally understanding that "obedience is better than sacrifice". It was at this moment that David experienced an explosion of songs ideas, tracks, lyrics and melodies. That powerful experience led David to write over 20 songs in two months with music spanning almost every main music genre. He still continues to hear new sounds every day. God has even multiplied his initial anointing, allowing David to add rap to his increased abilities to sing, play piano, produce, arrange live music and write songs. David, who once hated the idea of being an artist, had finally found and accepted his true calling, which is to bring a fresh sound to the world that carries the message of Jesus, hope and inspiration through a blend of various genres.
"It's crazy how God can inspire you, when you submit to the plan that He has for your life, so one day I did, and He inspired me."