Evangelist Haggard starting church at home

Evangelist Haggard starting church at home

COLORADO SPRINGS, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Evangelical preacher Ted Haggard said he is planning to start a new church at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Ex-evangelist Haggard apologizes in Texas

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Disgraced Colorado evangelical minister Ted Haggard told hundreds of people at a church in Irving, Texas, he is sorry for a 2006 scandal.

Ted Haggard and wife on 'Divorce Court'

LOS ANGELES, Colo., March 19 (UPI) -- Ted Haggard, the pastor ousted from a Colorado church after he was accused of a homosexual tryst, and his wife are to appear on "Divorce Court."

Haggard to promote documentary on scandal

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Ted Haggard, who lost his job as pastor of a Colorado mega-church in a 2006 sex and drugs scandal, has agreed to promote an HBO documentary about his life.

Ted Haggard says he was molested as child

COLORADO SPRINGS, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Ted Haggard, the evangelical preacher who gave up his Colorado church amid a gay sex scandal, says he was molested when he was 7.

Disgraced pastor cuts ties with old church

COLORADO SPRINGS, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Ted Haggard, former pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, has ended his official relationship with the mega church he founded.

Pastor's prostitute takes on new role

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The male prostitute who exposed a sex and drug scandal involving Colorado preacher Ted Haggard is set to make his stage debut in Boulder.

Haggard's ex-escort not sorry for outing

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The gay former escort who brought down evangelist and anti-gay campaigner Ted Haggard said in Miami that Haggard got what he deserved.

Ted Haggard confesses 'immorality'

COLORADO SPRINGS, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Evangelical preacher Ted Haggard admitted "sexual immorality" in a letter read to his Colorado Springs congregation Sunday.

Haggard fired for 'immoral conduct'

COLORADO SPRINGS, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A rising evangelical star who denied having sex with a male prostitute was fired Saturday from the Colorado Springs church he founded.

Minister Haggard admits massage

COLORADO SPRINGS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Ted Haggard, the prominent Colorado evangelical leader accused of having sex with a male prostitute, admitted Friday that he received a massage. Haggard denied a sexual relationship with an escort when he spoke briefly to reporters gathered outside his ho

Minister resigns over gay affair report

DENVER, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A Denver minister has resigned as president of the National Association of Evangelicals while denying that he had a three-year affair with a male prostitute.
Ted Haggard
Church members hug near a portrait of Pastor Ted Haggard at the New Life Church campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado on November 3, 2006. Haggard, the former president of the National Evangelical Association, has been accused of paying for sex with a man for three years. He later confessed that he was guilty of "sexual immorality" in a letter to his worshipers. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey

Ted Arthur Haggard (born June 27, 1956) is a former American evangelical preacher. Known as Pastor Ted to the congregations he served, he is 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 (NAE) from 2003 until November 2006.

In November 2006, he resigned from all of his leadership positions after he admitted soliciting prostitute Mike Jones for homosexual sex and methamphetamine. Initially Haggard denied even knowing Mike Jones, but as a media investigation proceeded he acknowledged that some allegations, such as his purchase of methamphetamine, were true. He later added "sexual immorality" to his list of confessions.

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." As of early 2009, Haggard continues to receive counseling, and now he says that he is a “heterosexual with issues.”

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