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.

Breakaway began in 1989 when twelve Texas A&M students gathered in an apartment to pray together and seek to know God through His Word. God has moved tremendously in the years that followed, growing the ministry from hundreds to thousands, from a tiny apartment to the largest meeting spaces on campus. Now in the midst of hectic schedules, all-nighters and wild weekends, thousands of college students are gathering every week to take a collective step toward their Creator in worship and in the study of His Word.




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.


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    Phone: 979.693.9869


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 six 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 // Orthopedic Surgeon in Bryan, TX

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

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

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

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 daughters, Hannah and Sparrow. Ben’s passion in life is knowing God and making Him known.

To book 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: