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Mickey Rose 




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Current Band Members :

Mickey    Ann     Jim Writesel  John Young



Mickey Rose

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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     Ann Rosenfeld

Keyboards, Drum programs, Back up vocals

I am married to Mickey the founder of  Mick Rose Ministries. I never felt I was musical even after 7 years of piano lessons and scales. God has placed me as a small part of Stronghold playing Keyboards, vocals and Roadie! I am here as part of this ministry  to serve God and His people.

Christians, let's worship our  God, uplift and encourage each other. Listeners who haven't accepted Christ, my prayer is the words in our songs will touch your heart and mind so Jesus can do His work in your soul.

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Jim Writesel  - Drums   

Jimmy has always had artistic talents. His two passions in life have been photography and music. He received his Associate in Applied Science with a Major in Photography, graduating Magna-Cum Laude in 2001 at Tidewater Community College. He has run his own photography business since 2000.

Jimmy received his first drum set, at the age of six years old. His first performance was at a six grade PTA meeting.   In Middle  and High school he was always involved in marching, concert, and jazz bands.

Jimmy now plays on a Yamaha Series Five Kit. The past two years he has served as a worship team member at Community United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, playing primarily an electric kit at the Sunday Modern Worship service and acoustically at the Thursday Night Life Service. His ultimate accomplishment and pleasure has been serving as the drummer for Stronghold over the past five years.

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                                               John Young  - Bass, Back up vocals

Born and raised in Norfolk, VA, John always had two big passions, music, and computers. As he grew up he continued to pursue his interests in music through middle school and high school bands where he couldn't settle on any one instrument and bounced from one instrument to another until he finally settled on the bass guitar. Now after having gone through the Air Force as a computer programmer he has come back to Virginia to study information technology and bring his love of the bass guitar and God together in Stronghold.

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Last updated: 05/31/14.