The Directors



ken and michelle


Ken and Michelle Kavanagh

Ken and Michelle have directed Breaking The Chains Biblical Recovery Ministry at Church of God Soldiers of Jesus Christ since it began in 2008 . Prior to this, they were Directors of Celebrate Recovery from 2005-2006 at Life Church of the Nazarene in Watertown, NY. Michelle was on the Leadership Team of Celebrate Recovery at the Church of the Nazarene in Junction City, KS in 2005 and Ken drove the bus to transport people to the ministry.

Ken is retired from the Army after serving 21 years as an Infantryman. He was deployed to Desert Shield/Storm, a peace keeping tour in Macedonia, and two tours during Iraqi Freedom before retirement. Ken has completed four years of college and has a B.A. in Church Leadership, Counseling Emphasis. Ken is currently employed at Army Emergency Relief (AER) and continues to enjoy serving the soldiers and their families. He is a Minister with New Harvest Church of God.

Michelle volunteered and worked for the American Red Cross from 1995 – 2005 in Texas, Georgia and Kansas. She has worked in the areas of Military Casework, Emergency Services, Disaster Services, and Health and Safety Services. Michelle was led to write Breaking The Chains in 2007 at the request to have a recovery ministry at her church and gives all credit to the Lord for providing everything she needed to create Breaking The Chains. The Bible states God’s Word is a living Word and Michelle realized this through the application of scripture in her life in order to heal. Michelle is currently the secretary at New Harvest Church of God.

Both Ken and Michelle have held several leadership positions within their church since arriving in 2006. They were certified in Youth Leadership through Church of God and were Youth Leaders for 18 months. Both have received a Diploma of Practical Theology through International Seminary. They are currently the Christian Education Directors at their church. Both have worked as leaders and Directors for Celebrate Recovery at prior churches.

Ken and Michelle have been married for 30 years and have enjoyed their time in the military, taking advantage of the traveling. They have been stationed in Germany, Kansas, Texas, Georgia and Fort Drum, NY. They enjoy the outdoors, camping and anything BBQ! They have one grown daughter, Sarah, who enjoys working with children as a childcare provider. She has also taught bible study to small children. Sarah enjoys music and drawing and received an Associates Degree in music. She enjoyed a season of time on the Worship Team and works as their sound tech.

Ken and Michelle continue to be amazed at how far God has brought each one of them, the healing He has done and where He continues taking them in their day to day life.