In 2002 singer / songwriter Mickey Rose, began writing material for a CD. He was blessed to have as one of his bands members Ivor's pastor Don Chapman. Don and Mickey teamed up to write several songs before Don's passing in the fall of 2002. Mickey later teamed up with Ken Thames and co-wrote some songs which ended up on the CD as well. “A Cross And A Crown” was released in October of 2006 and Mickeys band Stronghold was nominated as Contemporary Artist of the Year for 2007 by Indieheaven and the CIA Alliance at their 3rd annual Momentum Awards in March of 2008.
Mickey has had many opportunities to share his ministry outside the church such as County Fairs, Community Days, Festivals, Coffee Houses, Fundraisers and Biker Events. His music style includes Easy Listening, Classic Rock, Blues, Southern Rock and 80's metal bands who defined superb musical arrangements and tights vocal harmonies. These attributes are found on his CD, "A Cross And A Crown" CD. And continued on the next CD project "Stop Runnin’ From God" released October of 2011.
The messages of God's love and mercy as well as the consequences of His wrath combined with Mickey's music style have captured and engaged audiences at every performance. It is Mickey's desire that all would come to know Christ Jesus and makes no bones about compassionately, yet strongly, putting the truth of God's Word in front of the audience.