Imagine my disappoint when I realized it wasn't Merle Haggard.
No, this is the Colorado Springs preacher caught with a male prostitute a couple of years ago.
From a news release sent to The New Mexican and others Tuesday night:
FORMER PASTOR TED HAGGARD TO
SPEAK IN ALBUQUERQUE
ALBUQUERQUE- Former pastor, and head of the National Association of Evangelicals, and author of numerous books, Ted Haggard and his wife, Gayle, will be speaking at New Life City, 4830 Pan American Freeway NE, April 17-19. The meetings will be Friday at 6:30 pm, Saturday at 10 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm, and Sunday at 10 am and 6 pm. Kris Vallotton from Bethel Church in Redding, CA, will also be speaking. The meetings are free and open for all to attend.
“Ted’s ministry profoundly influenced New Life City in our earliest days, and we believe Ted’s story can be an encouragement to all of us. Holding his family together in the worst circumstances is a witness to God’s love and to the power of forgiveness,” commented Alan Hawkins, Senior Pastor of New Life City.
Kris Vallotton, author of several books, noted international speaker, and founder of the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, which is currently training a thousand students per year, will also lead several sessions. A love offering for the speakers will be taken at the event.
For more information, please visit newlifecity.org.