Dr. Mike Haggard, Director of the Northeast Campus & Assistant Professor of Church History, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area of California in a non-Christian home. He enlisted in the U.S. Army after completing high school and was given a New Testament by a faithful Gideon at the Military Entrance and Processing Station in Oakland, California. He came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ after reading the Scriptures in this New Testament. READ MORE

Dr. Haggard exited the military after his first tour to attend college full time. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Hyles-Anderson College in 1983. Upon graduation, he reenlisted in the U.S. Army and made it a career, retiring in 2000 at the rank of Major with twenty years of active service including combat service in 1983 on the island of Grenada and in 1991 in Iraq during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

God called Dr. Haggard into full-time ministry just prior to his military retirement. God led Dr. Haggard to Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary to prepare and train for ministry. Dr. Haggard earned his MDIV degree in 2003 and a PhD in 2015. Between earning his graduate and post graduate degrees, Dr. Haggard worked at the main campus at Mid-America as the director of development, the director of communications and the director of campus operations. Dr. Haggard became the director of the Northeast Campus in 2014.

Dr. Haggard has served on several church staffs both in the south and the northeast. Dr. Haggard is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the International Bonhoeffer Society. He is married to Barbara and they have four grown children and six grandchildren, two of whom are in heaven with the Lord Jesus. READ LESS

September 4, 2019
Dr. Mike Haggard

September 4, 2019

 

It’s been a few months since my last blog, and I trust after you read a few lines, you will understand why. With the exception of selling the Northeast Campus property, the transition of providing theological education from a bricks and mortar resident model to an online one is complete. Not only so, but all the full-time professors, myself included, have either sold their homes or are selling their homes in New York and have moved into Mid-America Seminary Student...

June 18, 2019
Dr. Mike Haggard

In my last blog, I communicated that the Northeast Branch Campus of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary would be closing. We have delivered resident theological education at our Schenectady, NY, location for 32 years, producing 130 graduates. 

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June 6, 2019
Dr. Mike Haggard

It has been a long time since my last blog. Continue to read and you will ascertain why. During numerous combat training center rotations at Fort Irwin, Calif. or Fort Polk, La., I experienced the phenomenon known aschange of mission.” This is when an Army unit would transition from offense to defense or vice versa, or transition into a mission...

March 25, 2019
Dr. Mike Haggard

Soon after David became king of Israel, he engaged in war with the Ammonites. As the conduct of the war turned in Israel’s favor, David decided that Joab, his faithful and competent battlefield commander, could easily prosecute the war to a favorable conclusion. As Joab led the army in battle, we read in 2 Samuel 11:1, “But David stayed at Jerusalem.”  

 

Fast forward to the end of the chapter and you read, “But the thing that David had done was evil in the sight...

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