Breakaway Ministries


Breakaway is a non-denominational, weekly Bible study on the campus of Texas A&M University. We exist to introduce college students to Jesus Christ and call them to walk with Him for a lifetime. We accomplish this through worship, Bible teaching and resources. While not affiliated with any one church, we work hard to connect students to local, Bible-believing churches. By God's power and for His glory, we live to proclaim the gospel of Christ to college students and connect them to Christ's community and His mission.




We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testament are God's written revelation to man and are inspired, authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts.


We believe in the full deity and humanity of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. According to the scriptures, He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on a cross as the atonement for man's sin, rose bodily from the dead, ascended to heaven and one day will physically return to earth in power and glory for believers in Christ.


We believe there is one God existing co-eternally and co-equally in three distinct persons; the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit.


We believe in the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit who regenerates unbelievers and indwells believers, enabling them to live godly lives.


We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of sin, was alienated from God. Only by the grace of God, through faith in Jesus Christ alone can a person be restored to a right relationship with God and be assured of eternity in heaven with God.


Over the past several years, Breakaway Ministries has received invitations to partner with or advertise for numerous events, organizations and causes. We are honored by these invitations from many quality organizations pursuing various worthwhile goals. However, in order to protect the purity and simplicity of what Breakaway Ministries does on a Tuesday night, we do not allow outside organizations to distribute fliers or information of any kind, make announcements, or set up a booth or table. While we would love to be able to support other events and ministries, we seek foremost to steward Tuesday nights in accordance with our mission and goals.


  • Staff


    Phone // 979.693.9869


    Ben Stuart // Executive Director

    Tyler Holloway // Operations Director

    Hannah Meyerdirk // Office Manager

    Elizabeth Staggers // Administrative Assistant

    Jeff Johnson // Worship Leader

    Brent Monogue // Production Director

    Jenna Harrison // Creative Assistant


Ben Stuart

Ben Stuart has been the Executive Director for Breakaway since the summer of 2005. He grew up in Houston, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998. After graduation, Ben served as a youth pastor in Spring, Texas for five years. He then went on to receive a degree in Historical Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Donna, and their sweet children, Hannah, Sparrow, and Owen. Ben’s passion in life is knowing God and making Him known.

To request Ben for a speaking engagement, please click on the button below. For more information you can contact the Breakaway Office at (979) 693.9869 or via email: 

Ben is in an exciting season of life, serving as the Executive Director of Breakaway and also raising three young children with his wife, Donna. In an effort to preserve time to fulfill each of these roles well, he is seeking to limit his travel and outside speaking engagements. Every request will be prayerfully considered, seeking first to honor his family and Breakaway.

Please note, Ben is no longer accepting speaking requests for the spring of 2016.


Breakaway Ministries operates under the supervision of a Board of Directors. These godly individuals provide a constant flow of wisdom to the director of Breakaway and oversee all the ministry's major decisions. The board is composed of seven men who are diverse in personality and occupation:

Gregg Matte // Pastor at Houston's First Baptist Church; founding director of Breakaway

Dr. Stephen MacDaniel // Marketing professor at Texas A&M

Dr. Jim Giles // Retired orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Kenneth Werlein // Pastor at Faithbridge Church in Spring, TX

Jerry Cox // CEO of Cox and Perkins Exploration, Inc.

Willie Langston // Founding partner of Avalon Advisors in Houston, TX

Brian McGown // Partner at Harrigan Development Partners, LLC in Houston, TX