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
Timothy Ateek (TA), became the Executive Director of Breakaway Ministries in 2016. Prior to moving to College Station, TA served as the Student Ministry Pastor of Austin Ridge Bible Church for five years and as the Executive Director of Vertical Ministries in Waco for four years. TA and his wife, Kat, have three boys Noah (9/09), Andrew (10/11), and Jake (9/17). TA earned a master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and is a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2003. In addition to serving as the primary communicator at Breakaway, TA travels to speak at various churches, camps, and retreats throughout the year. With the lasting impact Breakaway left on him from his time as a student at Texas A&M, TA considers it one of his greatest joys to now serve a new generation of students in the same way he once was served.
Timothy Ateek // Executive Director
Brent Monogue // Director of Ministry Development
Rachel Thweatt // Associate Director: Strategic Partnerships
Kylen Perry // Associate Director: Volunteers and Equipping
J.D. Rodgers // Associate Director: Creative Strategy
Jacob Olson // Production Coordinator
Landry Smith // Operations Manager
Shelby Holloway // Executive Assistant
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