Exile in Arizona














In 2007, Ted Haggard submitted to church authorities who required him to move out of the state of Colorado, find employment outside of ministry, never acknowledge that he had ever pastored New Life Church, and never correct misinformation in the press (see crisis facts for additional details). Alexandra Pelosi, a family friend of the Haggards, and her husband and newly born son, came to visit and recorded this material on their family video camera. After Ted was released from the Overseer’s contract, Alexandra took the footage to HBO who created and aired this documentary.

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The Pastor's Pen Official Blog of Ted Haggard

  • Why We Have Fewer Billy Grahams and more Shooters
    by tedhaggardblog on March 3, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    The beauty of a democratic society was on display the last two weeks as we contemplated ideas promoted by Billy Graham in contrast to the actions of Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old Florida school shooter. At the core of the differences between men like Billy Graham and Nikolas Cruz are the ideas and emotions that guide […]

  • Slender Man: The Holy Spirit Can Help You With Him
    by tedhaggardblog on February 6, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    So we have a choice, we can try to avoid God’s counsel completely, avoid church, God, the Holy Spirit, and good Christian people, and live according to our best guesses, or we can ask the Holy Spirit to become involved in every area of our lives and enable us to grow in God’s goodness. […]

  • Black History Month Prayer Guide
    by tedhaggardblog on February 1, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    The mission of the Black Prayer Network is to restore hope to blacks worldwide by mobilizing the entire Body of Christ to pray for God's blessing and against the strongholds that are destroying black families and communities. […]

  • Walls Work
    by tedhaggardblog on January 25, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    The Bible says a lot about walls. The walls around Jerusalem and Jericho, and the separation points between Abraham and Lot are a few examples. Walls work, whether we like them or not. So the debate need not be whether or not they work, but whether or not we want or need a wall. […]

  • Prayer Guide for the Supreme Court of the United States of America
    by tedhaggardblog on December 13, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14) Front row, left to right: Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. […]