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 23, 2018
Dr. Mike Haggard

I have a saying that I use often, a proverb so to speak. It is not original to me, nor can I remember where I picked it up: Squeeze a capped tube of toothpaste hard enough, and whatever is on the inside, is eventually coming out. Typically, I use this proverb in this context: When the pressures of life (or ministry) squeeze a person hard enough, whatever is on the inside is eventually coming out.

We have all seen this occur in other people’s lives, and if we were all brutally honest, it has happened to...

May 16, 2018
Dr. Mike Haggard

Human life is cheap. For example, physician-assisted suicide is becoming legal and an acceptable life choice for the elderly. Abortion has been the law of the land since 1973. 

But more recently, so-called micro-aggressions have been used as justification for violence. For example, if you don’t like the...

April 13, 2018
Dr. Mike Haggard

Webster says that the word “politicize” means “to give a political tone or character to” and this activity has become a popular pastime for anyone with a cause to promote. There are countless musicians, actors, actresses, talk show hosts, reality TV stars, trusted news anchors and commentators who use the public platform to “politicize” someone, some event, some organization, or more tragically, some human tragedy. 

The dangers are obvious. Who among us wants to see a...

March 23, 2018
Dr. Mike Haggard

The term, “Valley of Decision” is used in the third chapter of the book of Joel. Contextually, the third chapter of Joel describes a time during the Second Advent when God judges and destroys all the Gentile nations that come against Israel. 

Specifically, the term “Valley of Decision...

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