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

January 21, 2020
Dr. Mike Haggard

“So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).

 

            Yes—our days are numbered. Your days, my days, God has meted out a specific number of days to each of us. 

 

Psalm 90 is the only psalm written by Moses. The Holy Spirit led him to write seventeen verses comparing an infinite God with finite man who enjoys only limited time on earth....

December 16, 2019
Dr. Mike Haggard

My wife collects manger scenes. She’s been doing this for years, so as you can imagine, she has collected manger scenes of all shapes and sizes, some from different parts of the world, made out of various types of materials.

 

During this time of the year, all the manger scenes are unboxed, cleaned up from a year in storage and displayed in our home. Barb will find the perfect place for each one…and the perfect place for each piece. Christmas preparations are not complete until Joseph...

December 5, 2019
Dr. Mike Haggard

I graduated from US Army Ranger School in late October 1987. Each fall, I find myself reminiscing over my experiences there, especially during the desert phase of the course conducted at Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah.

 

In those days, Ranger School had four phases of training, with the desert phase being the third and the shortest phase, about a week in duration. During each phase of training, Ranger students are selected to lead patrols of various sizes that are graded by a Ranger Instructor that...

November 14, 2019
Dr. Mike Haggard

A few days ago, I found myself on a solo day-hike on the La Madre Springs Trail in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a beautiful fall day, sunny, cool, with a light desert breeze blowing. The desert mountainous terrain was spectacular and the Mule Deer were cooperating so I found myself taking pictures like the one accompanying this article.

 

The trail was a 6.6-mile loop that terminated at an old miner’s rock shack at a pretty decent elevation...

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