Ted Haggard Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Now, Books, Church and Net worth

Ted Haggard was born in June 27, 1956 he is an American evangelical pastor. He is the founder and former pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado and is a founder of the Association of Life-Giving Churches. Ted served as President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) from 2003 until November 2006.

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Ted Haggard Biography

Ted Haggard is an American evangelical pastor. He is the founder and former pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is a founder of the Association of Life-Giving Churches. Ted served as President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) from 2003 until November 2006.

In November 2006 Haggard made national headlines when male prostitute and masseur Mike Jones alleged that Haggard–who had advocated against the legalization of same-sex marriage–had paid him for sex for three years and had also purchased and used crystal methamphetamine.

After at first denying the allegations, he stated to have purchased methamphetamine and thrown it away without using it. Haggard decided to resign from his post at New Life Church and his other leadership roles shortly after the contention became public.

Later, he admitted to having used drugs, participated in some sexual activity with Jones, and engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a young man who attended New Life Church. Haggard and his wife, Gayle founded St, James Church in Colorado Springs in 2010.

Ted Haggard Age

Haggard was born on June 27, 1956. He is 65 years old.

Ted Haggard Family

Haggard was born in Yorktown, Indiana. He is a son to J. M. Haggard his father who is a practicing veterinarian in Yorktown, Indiana, founded an international charismatic ministry, which was featured in a PBS Middletown documentary series.

According to Haggard, he was molested when he was seven years old. He became born again when he was sixteen years old after hearing a sermon from evangelist Bill Bright in Dallas, Texas, and becoming acquainted with the Christian apologetics of C.S. Lewis.

In 1972, at age sixteen, Haggard became a born-again Christian after hearing a sermon from evangelist Bill Bright in Dallas, Texas, and becoming acquainted with the Christian apologetics of C. S. Lewis.

Ted Haggard Wife | Children

Haggard got married to Gayle Alcorn in 1978. The two have five children: Christy born in 1981, Marcus born in 1981, and the founder and former pastor of Boulder Street Church, Colorado Springs, Jonathan born in 1987, Alex born in 1990, and Elliott born in 1993.

During an interview and which was published in the February 2011 issue of GQ, Haggard said, “I think that probably if I were 21 in this society, I would identify myself as a bisexual,” adding that “Just like you’re a heterosexual but you don’t have sex with every woman that you’re attracted to, so I can be who I am and exclusively have sex with my wife and be perfectly satisfied.”

Ted Haggard Net Worth

Ted Haggard an American who is an Evangelical pastor has a net worth of $200 thousand dollars.

Ted  haggard Resignation

The Overseer of the Board of New Life Church released a statement on November 4, 2006, that he had been fired as senior pastor, he announced: “Our investigation and Pastor Haggard’s public statements have proven without a doubt that he has committed sexually immoral conduct.” Ross Parsley, the Associate Senior Pastor, was then named Haggard’s successor.

Haggard was then entered into counseling by a team including Jack Hayford and Tommy Barnett who clearly expressed their intention was to perform a thorough analysis of Haggard’s mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical life, including the use of polygraph tests. This team was to include James Dobson, who later decided to step aside, citing time constraints. H. B. London, Focus on the Family’s vice president of church and clergy, replaced Dobson on the team.

Following the scandal publication, Haggard entered three weeks of intensive counseling, overseen by four ministers. In February 2007, one of those ministers, Tim Ralph, reported that Haggard is completely heterosexual. He later said he meant that therapy “gave Ted the tools to help to embrace his heterosexual side.”

On November 3, 2006, his’s resignation as the leader of the National Association of Evangelicals was accepted. On November 7, Leith Anderson became the new president. Finally, Haggard confessed to having used drugs and having been masturbated by Jones.

Ted Haggard Books

Ted haggard is an author, he has written a number of books here are five books among the ones he has written.

  1. Simple Prayers for a Powerful Life Sep 01, 2002
    by Ted Haggard
  2. Primary Purpose Jul 12, 1996
    by Ted Haggard
  3. The Jerusalem Diet: The One Day Approach to Reach Your Ideal Weight–and Stay There May 27, 2010
    by Ted Haggard
    Kindle Edition
  4. Taking It to the Streets: How Dynamic Prayerwalking Changes Lives and Transforms Cities Apr 01, 2002
    by Ted Haggard
  5. Your Primary Purpose: How to reach your community and world for Christ Jan 31, 2006
    by Ted Haggard

Ted Haggard Church

Colorado Springs Independent published the first extensive interview with Haggard in October 2009 which was to appear in the secular press since the 2006 scandal. During the course of a 2½-hour interview, the former pastor talked about the scandal, his agreement never to return to New Life or the state of Colorado, suicidal ideas, and the prospect of starting a new church in Colorado Springs.

“Back in the old days,” he said, “when somebody would get in trouble, they’d just need to move 40 or 50 miles or a hundred miles, and they could start again. Not anymore. Which is one of the reasons why we needed to come home? Because I needed to finish this story from here.”

On November 4, 2009, he posted a message on his Twitter account announcing his intent to begin public prayer meetings in his Colorado Springs home. On December 7, Haggard started holding the prayer meetings in his shed. Haggard held his first meeting of St. James Church at his home on June 6, 2010.

Haggard and his wife, Gayle, founded St. James Church in Colorado Springs in 2010. From September 2018 to date, Haggard serves as the founding pastor at St. James Church.

Ted Haggard Gay

In November 2006 Haggard made national headlines when male prostitute and masseur Mike Jones alleged that Haggard–who had advocated against the legalization of same-sex marriage–had paid him for sex for three years and had also purchased and used crystal methamphetamine. After at first denying the allegations, he stated to have purchased methamphetamine and thrown it away without using it.

Haggard decided to resign from his post at New Life Church and his other leadership roles shortly after the contention became public. Later, he admitted to having used drugs, participated in some sexual activity with Jones, and engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a young man who attended New Life Church

Ted Haggard Now

After losing his credibility and the possibility of continuation for his ministerial career, Haggard has had to build a new life for himself in the secular world. The path he seems to have chosen, according to his personal website, is the shady world of life insurance sales.

His business model bears a scary resemblance to another certain business practice with a distinct triangular shape and other such get-rich-quick scams out there on the internet, proving once and for all that life in the church really does give you an education in parting the gullible from their cash and that life in the church fails to make people heterosexual.

Haggard and his wife (a woman) appeared on the reality TV series Celebrity Wife Swap in 2012.

Regarding that wife, Haggard admitted that if he were 21 in today’s society, he would identify as bisexual. He noted in the same interview that he’s perfectly satisfied having sex with his wife.

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