By John Tee Nearly one in every five A&M students descended upon Reed Arena to attend the first Breakaway gathering of the semester Tuesday night. Students began lining up outside the Reed’s doors an hour and half before the start of the event. Breakaway began in 1989 when twelve Texas A&M students gathered in an apartment to pray together.
Since its inception, Breakaway has grown from hundreds to thousands of students, now meeting at Reed Arena and Kyle Field. Breakaway is an official student organization of Texas A&M and one of the largest weekly non-sports related gathering of college students in the country.
“Our goals would be for more students than ever on campus to come to hear and know Jesus Christ and trust that he’s going to move in a powerful way on campus,” said Brent Monogue, Class of 2009 and the production and volunteer coordinator for Breakaway Ministries.