Breakfree Breakdance Ministries

Why We Exist

Unleashing Spirit-energized communities from the global Hip-Hop culture to strengthen the family and church.

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 same experiences, he found himself in the middle of a sizeable Hip-Hop community that needed his gifts.

He then embraced a new vision: Holy Spirit energized communities worldwide, healed from their fatherlessness, and creatively and boldly advancing the kingdom.

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

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