Co-founder and namesake, Dr. Simon Estes, is an internationally renowned Opera Singer who has sung in 84 of the major Opera Houses, with 115 Orchestra’s, 104 Operatic Roles, and with over 90 different Conductors all around the world. Simon has sung for over 20 Presidents throughout the world including 6 Presidents in the USA. Notable Religious Figures for whom Estes has sung are: 2 Popes, Billy Graham Crusade in Madison Square Garden, Archbishop Desmond Tutu at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa, and various Church Denominations around the world. He feels deeply humbled to have sung for Nelson Mandela many times and fortunate to have heard Dr. Martin Luther King spoke in person. Dr. Estes is the only person in history to have sung for the 25th, 50th, and 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, in San Francisco and New York respectively.
Simon’s humanitarian efforts have helped to save more than 100,000 children’s lives in Africa and in other countries through his affiliation with the United Nations. His Foundations in Switzerland, Oklahoma, and Iowa have awarded over 600 scholarships to attend colleges and universities in varied disciplines of study, and he supported the Simon Estes Music High School in Cape Town, South Africa for many years.
Dr. Estes has a profound faith in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and has the express desire to love, serve and follow Jesus in all ways for the remainder of his life.