If you are like me most likely you are not familiar with Fernando Ortega. This is for a reason. Fernando is shy when it comes to interviews and lives in a quiet town called Laguna Beach (close to LA). Fernando himself says “There’s plenty of music industry stuff 50 minutes north in Hollywood, but I live purposely away from all of that.”
The first time I heard Ortega sing it was like God's peace surrounded me. You judge for yourself as you listen to old classic hymn I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR. Taken from his album Beginnings CD.
For background info I found a great article written by Kierstin Berry at Crosswalk, an interview on Youtube by Pastor Skip Heitzig and an article by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Fernando seems to have a Baptist background and therefore on passing away of Billy Graham's wife, Ruth Bell Graham (June 10, 1920 to June 14, 2007) in a tribute Fernando Ortega performed Give Me Jesus - it is sooo beautiful you have to listen to it.
After hearing Fernando Ortega sing I hope you are as blessed as I was when I heard him the first time. Fernando has about 14 different albums of which Beginnings CD seems to be the most popular right now.