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

May 22, 2020
Dr. Mike Haggard

“…What shall we do with these men? For the fact that a noteworthy miracle has taken place through them is apparent to all who live in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it” (Acts 4:16). 

 

You know the story. A beggar, lame from birth, was carried and placed at the gate of the Temple each day. As the years passed, no doubt thousands passed by him with some giving, some not, but he was recognized by all—the rich, the poor, and those who served in the Temple. 

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May 14, 2020
Dr. Mike Haggard

After the resurrection but before the ascension, one of the disciples asked Jesus, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6). No doubt this was their expectation not only after the resurrection, but during His entire public ministry. The Messiah was here, it was time for the Romans to leave and for God’s kingdom to come. 

 

Jesus’ response: “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own...

May 11, 2020
Dr. Mike Haggard

I must be honest: It is hard for me to quite understand the disciples’ behavior at this point. Jesus had been with these men for over three years, teaching, training, leading, guiding, and—the disciples were witnesses of the miraculous on numerous occasions. But at that moment when Jesus really needed the comfort of human companionship, the disciples slept. 

 

I could argue that the disciples’ concept of Messiah was not in line with the Suffering Servant that Jesus had been...

April 29, 2020
Dr. Mike Haggard

“I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter” Mark 6:25. 

 

This Scripture contains both historical fact and a very broad, and often difficult to understand spiritual truth. There is no evidence in Scripture that John the Baptist was seeking death. He was incarcerated for doing the right thing: he spoke truth to power, exposing King Herod’s sin of adultery publicly. Later, John was slain due to a reckless oath uttered by King Herod during the king...

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