By Mary Stahl
It has been three years since Valrico’s American Idol contestant, Jeremy Rosado, joined the other finalists on stage in Hollywood where many voted for him and cheered him on to 12th place in the Idol finals.
After Idol, Rosado did not stop singing, writing, or pursuing what God had called him to do. In fact, just the opposite happened. Since Idol, Rosado has partnered with The Palms Church, a new church plant in Brandon and leads worship and directs band practice every week. After ministering at The Palms, he travels to Life International Ministries, where he teaches children’s church and leads worship in Valrico. Professionally, in between those commitments, Rosado has been writing, recording, and ministering in churches throughout the U.S.
Rosado is ready to release his first album Heartbeat. He is excited and gives God all the glory for allowing him to team up with Providence Records, which is the Christian label for Sony, and his Producer Erin Rice, who has written hit songs for Toby Mac, Mandisa and other artists.
“Our God can do more than we can think or imagine. This album, the producers, song writers, and the doors that have opened to get me to this place is a testimony of our Great God,” said Rosado.
Rosado’s single Speed of Love is now available on iTunes and can be requested on any Christian radio station. When asked about his album title he explained, “The album was being written and produced originally as No Ordinary Moments, but during our last writing session, the Lord began to stir my heart, that every human created, whether they are a Christ follower or not, has a heartbeat.
Through this album, I pray that the songs will communicate this truth: That we were created by a loving God and when we give our hearts to His Lordship and when we allow His Spirit to live through us, that is when we can and will experience the life giving strength to really live.”
Rosado will participate in The Tour, which is sponsored by World Hope, a world organization that teams up with families in crisis to provide them practical care and Christ centered hope, and will begin in Brandon at The Palms Church, 207 New Hope Rd. in Brandon, on Saturday, August 29 at 7 p.m. The concert is free for general seating. Meet and Greet and VIP tickets are available for a charge. Seats are limited and must be reserved at www.eventbrite.com – search Jeremy Rosado. Visit www.thepalmschurch.com for complete details and directions.