Who We Are

Pastor Mike and Michelle met in college in Cleveland, Tennessee. Both college athletes, him a baseball player and her a basketball standout. Mike later joined the U.S. Marines and served his country for 8 years. After his first year in service they were united in marriage and today they have 5 wonderful boys. Their oldest son Matt is a senior at Clemson University, Caleb is beginning his freshman year at Emmanuel College and playing on the baseball team. Joah the middle son is a freshman in high school. The youngest of the family are twin boys, Micah and Malachi, that just started first grade. Michelle is a high school English teacher with a Masters in Education from Souther Wesleyan University. Mike has a Bachelors Degree in Business and a Masters in Education and Mathematics from Clemson University. He has been a sought after speaker, musician, and business consultant. Although his greatest desire is his dedication to his family and church.

Mike’s passion to help people led him each afternoon after work  to reach out to inner city kids through sports and events.  Michelle had just began her career as a high school English teacher and quickly a church began to emerge.  In just over a decade with just a hand full of people and a vision a dream was launched within the city.  The churched moved oddly enough opened on Easter of 2001 in a former strip club located in Spartanburg.  The church was forced to relocate to a garage in the Duncan, South Carolina for the next year until a building was available on Hwy 295 in Roebuck, South Carolina.  It was the end of 2003 when the current location became a permanent place of residence.  In 2007 because of miraculous growth a new 800 seat sanctuary was built on the new location.  Breakthrough is nothing less than a miracle and all credit is given to God for the thousands of souls that have been introduced to Christ at Breakthrough. 

Pastor Mike and Michelle Nelson


  1. Share the love of Christ at all cost!
  2. Provide the tools necessary to help families and marriages succeed by embracing Faith, Family, Finance, and Fitness!
  3. Reach the youth of this generation through any means necessary!
  4. Prepare people for LIFE!


  • Word of God
  • Biblical Teaching 
  • True Worship
  • Education
  •  Reality Services
  • Technology
  • Innovation
  • Love
  • Relationships
  • Events
  • Sports
  • Like Interests