Ted Haggard

Pastor, Author

1956 –

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Who is Ted Haggard?

Ted Arthur Haggard is an American evangelical pastor. Known as Pastor Ted to the congregation he served, he was the founder and former pastor of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado; a founder of the Association of Life-Giving Churches; and was leader of the National Association of Evangelicals from 2003 until November 2006.

In November 2006, escort and masseur Mike Jones alleged that Haggard had paid him for sex for three years and had also purchased and used crystal methamphetamine. A few days later Haggard resigned from all of his leadership positions.

After the scandal was publicized, Haggard entered three weeks of intensive counseling, overseen by four ministers. In February 2007, one of those ministers, Tim Ralph, said that Haggard "is completely heterosexual." Ralph later said he meant that therapy "gave Ted the tools to help to embrace his heterosexual side." On June 1, 2010 Haggard announced that he intended to start a new church in Colorado Springs. In a July 2010 interview with CNN, he confirmed that he has "completely shunned away any homosexual feelings he has had in the past." In the February 2011 issue of GQ, however, Haggard said "...probably, if I were 21 in this society, I would identify myself as a bisexual."

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Born
Jun 27, 1956
Yorktown
Also known as
  • Pastor Ted Haggard
  • Pastor Ted
  • Ted Arthur Haggard
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Christianity
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Oral Roberts University
Lived in
  • Indiana

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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