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

June 28, 2018
Dr. Mike Haggard

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” Matthew 5:9.

This month I was waiting at my departure gate in Atlanta GA for my flight home to Albany NY when I noticed a small group of fellow passengers gazing out the window. I joined them and as I looked below, there was a flag-draped coffin being attended by a funeral detail in dress blue, US Army uniforms.

The remains were handled with the utmost care and...

June 13, 2018
Dr. Mike Haggard

In one of those moments when Jesus began to teach His disciples about His rejection, suffering and crucifixion, Peter rebukes Him. Jesus responds by calling him Satan and warning him that he cares more for the things of men than for the things of God. 

Following this dialog, Jesus said to the disciples and those gathered around Him, “Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me” Mark 8:34. Matthew and Luke also recorded this dialog in their gospels...

May 31, 2018
Dr. Mike Haggard

Anyone over the age of 40 will recognize this statement, “He who dies with the most toys—wins.” This modern proverb was commonly seen as a popular bumper sticker during the last two decades of the 20th century. And was, no doubt, nothing more than a celebration of materialism.

Toys—a word typically associated with the items we played with as children. Things we rode, threw, flew, shot, swung; things we put together, took apart, and put together...

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...

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