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 18, 2019
Dr. Mike Haggard

I’ve been a gym goer from my middle-teen years to the present. I have learned that the more fit I am, the more productive I am during the day, I burn calories more efficiently, and the better I sleep. While I do not run the speeds or lift the weights I used to when I was younger, I still attend a gym most every weekday for some type of fitness work.

 

Through the years, I’ve learned there is a phenomenon that occurs in gyms in January through March: there is an influx of new members....

December 13, 2018

During the month of November, I was able to travel to South Dakota with a colleague from the main campus to participate in a pheasant hunt hosted by a pastor friend from Fort Worth, Texas. This was definitely a guy thing: there were two from Mid-America and the pastor, a member of his staff, and three laymen from Texas. It was my first chance to hunt pheasants in two decades.

 

Each morning after breakfast, the pastor would lead our group in prayer and devotions. His devotional protocol was to...

November 5, 2018
Dr. Mike Haggard

Have you ever been stuck in your private devotions? Oftentimes as I have navigated my personal devotional life, I get stuck on a particular prayer burden. God captures my spiritual attention in such a way over a particular person or need that in some cases, my prayer over that need spans the months and years. As I move in Christian circles, most believers I know can attest to similar experiences.

 

Have you ever been stuck on a particular Scripture that you come across during devotional reading?...

October 11, 2018
Dr. Mike Haggard

 

“I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war” Psalm 120:7.

 

Psalm 120 is known as a prayer for deliverance from the treacherous and I can’t think of a more suitable prayer for these present days. As many of my age, we grew up watching violence in the streets of many US cities mainly pertaining to protests against the Vietnam War or protests promoting the Civil Rights Movement.

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