Breakfree Breakdance Ministries

The majority of urban men grow up with deep relational wounds and struggle with identity, purpose and family. This brings generational destruction with no end in sight. 


Break Free exists to end this generational destruction by unleashing Spirit-empowered communities from the global Hip-Hop community to strengthen the church and family.

How we Started

While breakdancing with a group of men in a Melbourne YMCA, Michael Swalley responded to the call to launch what would become a worldwide outreach.

Michael found that practicing the unique art of breakdancing with these men broke down emotional barriers and built trust. He listened as they confided in him. The stories all had a common theme: fatherlessness and a negative church experience.

Having struggled and overcome the experience of fatherlessness by having a healthy and healing relationship with his local church, he found himself in the middle of a sizeable Hip-Hop community that needed his gifts.

He then embraced a new vision: Holy Spirit empowered communities worldwide, healing from their father wounds, creatively and boldly advancing the kingdom.

Since that moment, Michael has led the charge to see Break Free established in twelve international cities.

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