I am in full-time ministry and married to the love of my life. We have four young children under the age of five. Oh, and I happen to enjoy breakdancing.
My ministry is not what you would normally expect. From the outside, you will see a group of young guys from all different backgrounds breakdancing and having a blast. What is actually happening is discipleship.
Years ago, I picked up breakdancing as a hobby and then God started using it as a tool to deeply engage the hip-hop culture. The goal is to reach the breaking community and see the Spirit transform it. Ministry in Break Free is for the engagement in the lives of other breakdancers.
Breakdancing is a great tool for this community because it is in every major city center around the world. It is mainly comprised of men, ages 18-35, which has been a hard group for the church to reach. We get to engage at the deepest levels of life with these men.
We are often the only voices they hear that are sharing the gospel. Many of these men have never seen healthy marriages, faithful fathers, or have had deep friendships of any kind. We pray that we can share our lives, model healthy patterns, and show the transforming work of the gospel. When I lived in Dallas, I poured my life into three men who have now become passionate disciple-makers in their communities.
My prayer is that all the young men involved in Break Free become passionate disciple-makers and also, leaders and influencers in their communities. We want to build the local church in every major city by equipping and sending out the men we disciple in the breaking community.
We are not a performing group but a missional organization, reaching a specific culture that is often unreached so that lives are transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.