Breaking the chains of addiction one soul at a time.

Breaking Bonds is a FREE  seven month faith-based men’s residential treatment program for those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.  The program provides a free 24-hour care facility, work opportunities, Bible study, and life skill classes.  

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Phone 573-204-3266

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Our mission is to spread the good news that you no longer have to be enslaved in the bondage of drugs, alcohol, sex, food or any other addiction. Because of the redeeming grace and salvation offered through Jesus Christ, you can find freedom. Through teaching and practical application of God’s word, Breaking Bonds has witnessed countless men and families experience breakthrough. They have worked through their struggles and found forgiveness, rebirth and an abundant life.  Our vision is to help men in this community overcome addiction.  Our hope is to help restore families torn apart from the bondage of drug and alcohol abuse.  We believe that by surrendering our lives fully to God, these things can be made possible. 


  • In the first three months residents focus on what’s most important, their relationship with Jesus Christ. Two days a week men participate in Bible study to develop a solid Biblical foundation. Spiritual transformation happens when residents learn and experience God together. 


  • In months 4-6 residents prepare to go back out into the world. They are taught Franklin Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” “Leading at the Speed of Trust,” and “The Five Choices of Extraordinary Productivity” as well as Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University.”


  • Every man that comes through our program is different; therefore, every transition out of our program looks a bit different. Our month seven transition period is designed to set each man up for success upon graduation. This month is devoted to tying up legal affairs, helping to reinstate driver’s licenses, find work, housing, etc.


Upcoming Events

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Ministry partnership

Breaking Bonds and New McKendree were featured in the June edition of the Missouri Methodist Magazine:  Breaking Bonds Ministry Expansion Finds Partner Church in Jackson



Brandon and Michelle Murphy have both experienced the healing and restoration that faith-based rehabilitation can bring. They began their ministry together at the Breaking Bonds facility in Jonesboro, AR. They have been married for 1 year and are excited to see what God has in store for them in Jackson. 


  • Aaron Littlefield

    Facilitator & Breaking Bonds Graduate

    John 15:13 " Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."

learn & Lead podcast: Breaking Bonds Ministries

Interviewed by the Missouri Annual Conference, Brandon Murphy, Director was the most recent guest on the Learn & Lead Podcast. Listen below to learn more about Breaking Bonds, Brandon's path to ministry and the New McKendree/Breaking Bonds Ministries partnership. 


Breaking Bonds is able to provide FREE treatment to residents by working in the community and the generosity of their supporters.   Financial support helps cover the costs of  room and board, class supplies, and transportation.

The men are able to do projects like painting, minor construction, cleaning, home repairs, and landscaping, etc. They are efficient and professional. Call today for a quote on the job you need done.

You can make a tax deductible donation online using the link below or mail a check to

Breaking Bonds

PO BOX 372

Jackson MO 63755

Breaking Bonds Tuesday Evening Meal Volunteers are needed to provide meals for Breaking Bonds residents Tuesdays before the Community Worship Service. Meals will need to be dropped off or delivered at 4:30 PM to our South Campus location and should be enough to feed 15 men. Drinks and utensils are provided. We're using the website Meal Train to schedule the meals. 

CLICK HERE to sign up or for more information, or call Michelle at (573) 204-3266.

Greetings New McKendree Family,

The Thanksgiving kick-off to the holiday season is upon us once again. And I couldn't be more thankful for my New McKendree family's encouragement and support of our Breaking Bonds ministry. The past ten months have flown by, and the relationships formed have been an absolute blessing to the men of Breaking Bonds and me. This ministry continues to flourish because of your prayer, financial generosity, and participation. We currently have ten residents and two staff members. Our newest facilitator is Shawn Embrey. Shawn graduated last month but elected to remain as a Breaking Bonds staff member so that he could continue to pour into our new residents. His decision to follow Jesus and his passion for helping men out of the pit of drug and alcohol addiction is truly a blessing.

As part of our Breaking Bonds Thanksgiving celebration, our residents will have the opportunity to serve at the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau. In God's Word, we read that Jesus came not to be served but to serve. Working with the Salvation Army is an excellent way for our men to learn to follow Jesus' lead by sharing their blessings with others in need. We are currently waiting on a contractor bid on the first phase of our expansion. Would you please pray for this project? The demand for Breaking Bonds is well beyond our current facility's capacity. This expansion will allow us to offer Breaking Bonds' lifesaving ministry to 10 to 15 additional men.

God is on the move here in Jackson and southeast Missouri. I pray that everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends. I pray that you get your fill of turkey, and I pray that you experience God's love as we look forward to the birth of our Lord and Savior.

In Christ,

Pastor Brandon Murphy


Breaking Bonds Ministries, Inc. was founded in 2014 by Casey and Tiffanie Turner in Jonesboro, AR. It began as weekly meeting of graduates from faith-based treatment centers. They met for fellowship, breaking of bread and studying God’s Word. In 2016, God laid it on their hearts to open a free, long-term, Christ-centered rehabilitation program. Breaking Bonds Ministries have witnessed hundred’s of men experience freedom by God’s redeeming power from the bondage of sin and addiction.  Isaiah 14:3 “And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from the sorrow, from the fear, and from the bondage that you were made to serve.”  Breaking Bonds Ministries, Jackson MO was started in 2021 in partnership with New McKendree United Methodist Church.