Born and raised in Southern California, Mike Deasy began playing the guitar and singing at a young age. While still in high school, Mike fronted his own band "Mike Deasy And His Big Guitar" and was playing in rock concerts backing up early rock legends Ricky Nelson, The Everly Brothers, and Richie Valens. That band consisted of high school mates Larry Knechtel on bass, Jim Horn on sax, Sandy Nelson on drums, future "Beach Boy" Bruce Johnston on piano and Mike on guitar. During his summer break from school Mike played guitar with The Coasters during their tour of California. Next, Mike and members of "...His Big Guitar" became "The Flips" as in Kip Tyler And His Flips and into the recording studio they went for a string of singles in the late 50s and early 60s. After graduation, he performed as a sideman for Duane Eddy, Chubby Checker, Clarence "Frogman" Henry and joined the Kelly Four, backing up Eddie Cochran on guitar and baritone saxophone across the United States. When Mike came off of the road after touring in Dick Clark's Caravan Of Stars, he once again found himself back in the studios, now as a member of Phil Spector's "Wall Of Sound" studio band recording with musical artists like The Righteous Brothers and The Ronettes.

In the 1960s through the 1970s Mike became one of the top studio guitarists in Los Angeles, working with performers such as Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, Kenny Rogers, The Monkees, Billy Joel, The Byrds, Carol King, The 5th Dimension, Nilsson, Dean Martin, Little Richard, Tommy Roe, Jackie Gleason, The Grass Roots, Richard Harris, The Lettermen, Johnny Rivers, The Association, Diana Ross, The Turtles, Frank Zappa, and Barbra Streisand.

Mike has worked on many soundtracks for movies including "Stagecoach", "Grand Prix", "The Graduate", "Dirty Harry", "Bullit", "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner", and "Play Misty For Me".

After trying everything from drugs to eastern philosophy, Mike found an end to his searching at a Billy Graham crusade. There Mike met Jesus and made Him his lord and Savior.

Following that life-changing decision, Mike began studying the Bible and using his talents to lift up Jesus. He began working with Christian musicians such as Keith Green, Phil Driscoll, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Janny Grein, Andre Crouch, Barry McGuire, Larry Norman, Scott Wesley Brown, John Michael Talbot, Candle, Annie Herring, Matthew Ward and Kenneth Copeland and many others. Mike has written many songs, among them "Messiah", "Falling In Love", and "Covenant Children" recorded by Phil Driscoll, and "Wings Of An Eagle " recorded by Mike and his wife Kathie for Sparrow Records. He and Barry McGuire co-authored the Grammy nominated album "Cosmic Cowboy". Mike produced the children's album "Bullfrogs And Butterflies" which went platinum while ministering to the hearts of millions.

All through these life experiences (on the road and at home) he continued to write and study, achieving a lifetime dream of receiving his Doctorate in Music.

For the past 30 years, Mike has traveled the world, teaching and demonstrating the power of praise in spiritual warfare to the Body of Christ. He has reached out to unbelievers and often the very unreachable in schools with his "Yes to Life" program. Since 1988 Mike has been unleashing the truth about "sex, drugs and rock-n-roll" through song and testimony. God has set many captives free with the message of true freedom through Jesus Christ; in prisons, on the streets, in schools and parking lots, concert halls, auditoriums, dome stadiums, and in churches.

Today, Mike and Kathie are the pastors of the online ministry Rock Church, where he continues to minister the message of salvation, sharing the anointing of God's love and power to people of all ages, leading as many as will listen to a life-changing experience in Jesus Christ.

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