Acoustic & Electric Guitars,
Harmonica, Lead Vocals
Born in Norfolk, VA and raised in Va.
Beach, Mickey is the founder of Mick Rose Ministries & Stronghold, his band. His musical career started over
37 years ago, performing as a solo artist. Mickey has started several
secular bands over the years and traveled from the Washington DC area
to Hatteras, NC playing nightclubs, bars,
and opening for national acts
Fire Fall, Foghat, Nazareth and Fiona.
His secular influences include,
Neil Young, CSN, America, The Eagles, Poco, The Doobie Brothers, Skynyrd,
The Outlaws, Blackfoot, Eric Clapton and many other “Classic Rock” artists as
well as heavy metal groups like The Scorpions, Ratt, Cinderella, Queensryche,
Triumph, Whitesnake and the list goes on. Christian influences include
Petra, Mylon LeFevre, Stryper, and Casting Crowns.
In 1999 Mickey gave his life to the
Lord, met is wife in 2000 and began answering God’s call to use the musical gifts He
had given Mickey to lead worship at Ivor UMC where he and Ann attended church. Mickey
began writing and co-writings songs again in 2004, this time for the Lord
and put together his first CD called “A Cross and a Crown” and
released it in October of 2006. Later in 2011 he released his second CD
"Stop Runnin' From God.
Since that time Mickey has continued to
heed the call of the Lord and became a “Certified’ Lay Pastor in the
Methodist Church. He studied Evangelism at Liberty University online.
Stronghold is an Evangelic Ministry and
Mickey uses his gifts to help reach the lost and the stubborn from both the
stage as an evangelist and the pulpit as a Revivalist.
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