Breakaway is a non-denominational, weekly Bible study on the campus of Texas A&M University. 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 EXIST TO INTRODUCE COLLEGE STUDENTS TO JESUS CHRIST, CONNECT THEM WITH HIS BODY, AND INSPIRE AND EQUIP THEM TO WALK WITH HIM FOR A LIFETIME
For the past 4 years, Timothy (TA) has served as the Executive Director of Vertical Ministries in Waco. Vertical is a weekly Bible study on the campus of Baylor University that draws hundreds and, at times, over a thousand students for the sake of the gospel. In addition to Vertical, TA travels throughout the year speaking at various churches, camps and retreats. Prior to his time in Waco, TA served as a student pastor in Austin for 5.5 years. He received a degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and is a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2003!
Timothy Ateek // Executive Director
Brent Monogue // Director of Ministry Development
Rachel Thweatt // Associate Director: Strategic Partnerships
Kylen Perry // Associate Director: Equipping
J.D. Rodgers // Associate Director: Creative Strategy
Jessy Godby // Associate Director: Volunteers and Events
Meredith Thomasson // Operations Manager
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 McDaniel // 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
Ben Stuart // Pastor at Passion City Church D.C.; former director of Breakaway