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

September 11, 2018
Dr. Mike Haggard

 

Deer Creek. When I heard mention that this was one of our stops on the agenda, I took no particular notice. Deer Creek was a very common name for a terrain feature in the Arizona desert, even in the vicinity of the Grand Canyon. I learned quickly that Deer Creek wasn’t just a simple creek that flowed into the Colorado River that we could view as the current carried us by in our boats.

 

Nope. Not Deer Creek. In order to gain...

September 5, 2018
Dr. Mike Haggard

 

Ancient Footprints

 

 

During one of our many stops along the 190-mile Colorado River rafting trip, one of the leaders of the group, Jonathan, a geologist by trade with some training in paleontology, pointed out this prehistoric animal footprint in the sandstone. With its claw marks clearly visible, Jonathan described this animal as probably cat-like, something akin to our present day bobcat.

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August 30, 2018
Dr. Mike Haggard

 

August 30, 2018

 

The Rocks of the Wild Goats

 

 

Engedi—it is a place of refuge where the pursued can escape the pursuers. The wilderness of Engedi had everything one would need to survive and escape the pursuers eyes: fresh water springs, caves, crags, high rocky ridges, draws, and wadis. In 1 Samuel 24, David resorted to this place to...

August 16, 2018
Dr. Mike Haggard

 

One week prior to my rafting trip down the Colorado River, my son David and I went on a twelve-mile canoe trip down the Colorado River. We began our trip at the Hoover Dam early in the morning of a beautiful desert day. The water was absolutely gorgeous, cold and clear, with an emerald sheen to it.

 

During the journey, my attention was drawn to a small waterfall at the edge of the river. As we moved in for a closer look, it wasn...

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