Christian 08

Paul Harold Rosebrock

August 15, 1937 ~ March 25, 2020 (age 82)


Paul Harold Rosebrock, Minister

Paul was born August 15, 1937 in Defiance, Ohio to Otto and Thelma Bauer Rosebrock. He was the first of four children, Paul, Nancy, Roger and Debra. Paul married Madeline J. Myers of Oakwood, Ohio in September 1958. They were blessed with four children, Paul Timothy, Patricia Jean, Troy Alan and Joel Robert. He was ordained to the ministry at the First Church of Christ now known as First Christian Church in Defiance, OH and graduated from Great Lakes Christian College in Lansing, MI with a degree in Sacred Literature in 1965. He began his ministry in Farmer, OH in 1960. Upon graduation, Paul and Madeline were called to helping a new church start in Ansonia, CT. They then were called to start a new congregation, Woodland Church of Christ/Christian Church in Oxford, CT in 1975 serving the church there for 35 years until his retirement in 2010 to Southport, NC. He was received into heaven on March 25, 2020 and was instrumental in bringing hundreds of people to the Lord and baptizing them.

He is survived by his loving wife, Madeline of 61 years; his sister Debra Bloomfield, Columbus, OH; his four children, Tim (Cheryl) of Defiance, OH, Patricia of Shallotte, NC, Troy (Chastity) of Boiling Spring, NC, Joel (Renee) of Naugatuck, CT; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

In addition to his 50 years in the ministry, he held positions as Mechanical Designer, Plant Engineer, Design Engineering Manager and Project Manager for Thermatool Corporation, an International Company located in East Haven, CT retiring in 2006; Trustee at Eastern Christian College in Bel Aire, MD; Ethics Committee  (4 years) , Board of Selectman (6 years), and Finance Board (2 years) in the town of Seymour, CT.

A Celebration of Life service will be held in Oxford, CT at a later date.

Gifts may made in his name to the Mid-Atlantic Christian University, 715 N. Poindexter Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Michael J Fulwood funeral Service Licensee, 910-471-5441

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Paul Harold Rosebrock, please visit our floral store.


Services are to be announced

Please note
We will have a Celebration of Life once it is deemed safe to do so, please check back here for those service details.


Mid-Atlantic Christian University
715 N. Poindexter Street, Elizabeth City NC 27909

© 2020 Michael J. Fulwood Funeral Service Licensee. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA