PowerBreak Ministries

One Breath From Death – The Story & Publishing

Bob Brubaker, Director

NEWS FLASH: The 2018 One Breath From Death – Look What God Can Do Celebration Ride is in the books. We rode from Melbourne Beach to North Tampa as God provided a great group, fantastic weather, and protection along the way. See the “Ride” page for details.

On Monday, April 16th – Bob had total knee replacement surgery and is recovering, thanking the Lord for His providential care in providing a great surgeon and medical staff, and the help and encouragment of many friends.

NOW, on with the opening page….

“One Breath From Death – Look What God Can Do” is the encapsulation of Bob Brubaker’s story when in 2005 God spared his life. This website is also a compilation of Bob’s story, his PowerBreaks (weekly blog), books that Bob has written, and news of interest.

Bob is a pastor, having been in ministry since 1983, a 19X Ironman Triathlon finisher and was even sponsored by SPAM® 1999-2001 earning him the nickname of “Spamman” and he is even in the Spam Hall of Fame in Austin, MN. Bob missed the Ironman competition in 2005 because he was dying from pneumonia and was in the midst of spending six weeks in the hospital in Denver, CO where he was sent to find the root cause of the illness. His health continued to fail even to the point of a collapsed lung, which led to a near death experience. The account of his “One Breath from Death but Look What God Can Do” experience can be found on this site. His story has been an encouragement to many who are facing impossible circumstances.

Bob resides in Clearwater, Florida with his bride of nearly 44 years where Bob is the pastor of Christ Community Presbyterian Church.

    The Weekly PowerBreak – “What is your heart’s desire?”

    Posted on April 23, 2018

    If God has made the promise …

    Psalm 37:4 (ESV) — 4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

    What is your heart’s desire?

    Now some would make us think God is giving us carte blanche to come up with anything in the world and just name […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “From Prehab To Rehab”

    Posted on April 18, 2018

    As you read this, I’m home after surgery this past Monday and on my way to a time of rehab for a total knee replacement. As I approached this surgery, I wanted to prepare as best I could, so I went into prehab mode of thinking – an idea I heard about from a major […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Sellout or Minimalist?”

    Posted on April 9, 2018

    There’s a phenomenon that is overtaking endurance training known as “minimalist training.” The advocates of minimalist training are quick to point out the typical endurance athlete over trains by thinking, “if some is good a lot is better.” As a result, many, if not most, endurance athletes go to competitions in a state of being […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Great Expectation”

    Posted on April 2, 2018

    What does God expect from us? Well that depends on what He has given us or done for us. Creation speaks of God’s eternal power and divine nature that everyone who denies God His proper honor in submission is without excuse and shall be judged accordingly.

    Romans 1:18–23 (ESV) — 18 For the wrath of […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Buttermilk In The Frig”

    Posted on March 26, 2018

    It’s quite common to show up for a group ride or workout and see someone who has not been present for a while and when you inquire about their absence they reply, “life gets in the way.” Interpreted: “When it comes to the priorities of life, my wife, my children, or my job have a […]