Haggard Defends Decision to Pastor Church

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Former mega-church pastor Ted Haggard announced Wednesday that he is starting a new church in Colorado.

Haggard, who resigned after admitting to an affair with a gay prostitute, made the announcement with his family beside him.

"Though many believe that I'm not qualified, nor will I ever be qualified again to be a pastor, (I believe) that because of what we've been through, I may be qualified to help other people in need," Haggard said.

Haggard's new church will be in Colorado Springs, the same city where his former church, New Life Fellowship, is located.

Leaders from his old church told CBN News:  “New Life Church will always be grateful for the many years of dedicated leadership from Ted and Gayle Haggard, and we wish their family only the best."


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