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Dr. Jeanne Sheffield Estrada, singer, minister: You cannot help but hear her great musicality, her lyrical expressions and the soft strength and power in her voice.
Sometimes you can travel some distance down the road before you can look back and see the purpose and plan that God has had for you from the very beginning.
There is some special point for a few of us where we recognize that what those around call talent is really a “gift” to be shared and used for the Giver.
The arts consisted of occasional performances by local or visiting artists in the high school auditorium. At the end of one such performance, three year old Jeanne Sheffield just felt called to walk on stage unannounced and sang The Tennessee Waltz, the first of many surprises for family, friends and neighbors alike.
She found herself in leading roles in musical productions on the major stages of Las Vegas at the age of seventeen.
After graduation, she was asked to sing in private auditions for composers and producers in New York city for names like Lerner and Lowe, but the lure of Broadway didn’t ‘feel’ right and Jeanne started working in recording and television in Hollywood.
There she worked in productions with Dean Martin, Glen Campbell, Andy Williams, Mac Davis, Jim Stafford, and appeared on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. She worked on albums with The Carpenters, Sarah Vaughn, and the French composer, Michel Le Grand.
She toured with Vicki Carr, The King Cousins, did movie sound tracks and appeared in the T.V. series “Here Come The Brides.”
Through it all she recognized that there was something missing, something incomplete. More and more her own music and writing began to reflect her need to share the beliefs of her youth, the things that had always been her foundation.
Living in an environment that thrived on change, she found among so many people facing daily disappointment, she had both security and joy. Her desire to share these feelings led her to a career teaching voice, piano, acting and especially lessons that helped students recognize their gifts and the Giver.
Her music emphasizes the beauty in our world and the joy available to all of us through the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Her life has led to her to become His instrument, a testimony to His gifts, a witness to His love. “When I am singing about Jesus, I feel the holy spirit’s presence and I know this is what God has wanted me to do.”