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 25, 2019
Dr. Mike Haggard

Soon after David became king of Israel, he engaged in war with the Ammonites. As the conduct of the war turned in Israel’s favor, David decided that Joab, his faithful and competent battlefield commander, could easily prosecute the war to a favorable conclusion. As Joab led the army in battle, we read in 2 Samuel 11:1, “But David stayed at Jerusalem.”  

 

Fast forward to the end of the chapter and you read, “But the thing that David had done was evil in the sight...

February 25, 2019
Dr. Mike Haggard

One of the highlights of our seminary week is our chapel service on Wednesday. In order to give our students a ministry flavor to what is going on in the Capital District, I schedule speakers, usually pastors from the local area, to preach the Word of God to our students and to talk about their local ministries. 

 

This past week, Dr. Jim Guenther, pastor of the Open Door Church, Lee Massachusetts, preached an extraordinary message from the book of Exodus, chapter 33. This text covers the...

February 15, 2019
Dr. Mike Haggard

One of my first classes in seminary was Evangelism taught by Dr. B. Gray Allison. I clearly remember the second day of class when he taught us about the lostness in the world. He went around the globe mentioning nation after nation giving statistics on how much each country had been evangelized, and how much remained lost and without Christ. I left class that day burdened for the world and feeling that I must do more to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

Dr. Allison was the...

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....

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