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

March 27, 2020
Dr. Mike Haggard

I am reading through the Gospel of Mark as part of my daily devotions and this morning, I read Mark 4:35-41 where Jesus calms a storm on the sea. With all that is unfolding at present with the corona virus, I paused on this text. In fact, I paged to the parallel passages in Matthew 8 and Luke 8 and read through them as well.

 

No doubt, you are familiar with this short drama. Jesus is in a boat with the disciples, they are crossing the Sea of Galilee and a sudden squall occurs that becomes so...

February 24, 2020
Dr. Mike Haggard

“When the kingdom of Rehoboam was established and strong, he and all Israel with him forsook the law of the Lord” (2 Chronicles 12:1). 

 

Reheboam, the son of Solomon and heir to the throne of Israel after Solomon’s death, had a unique opportunity. He was born to all the rights and privileges that royalty could offer at a time when Israel was at its zenith of power and influence. Upon his father’s death, he was handed the reins of a united kingdom with an opportunity...

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...

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