Saint James Videos
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 at tedhaggard.com 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.
Birth of St. James
After the church and the Overseers released Ted from the contracts signed after the 2006 crisis (see crisis facts at tedhaggard.com for additional details), the Haggards had no where to attend church in the Colorado Springs area because their attendance would have divided the congregations of any preexisting church. In order to have Christian fellowship, they formed a small fellowship called St. James Church. This is the documentary The Learning Channel (TLC) produced and aired six months after the launch of the church.
The Haggard’s Resurrected
Five years after the scandal, Ted and Gayle used Celebrity Wife Swap on ABC to communicate the vitality and health of their resurrection. ABC taped over 100 hours and edited the tape down to a 42 minute show for broadcast. Through they edited out some of the most profound ministry moments, Ted and Gayle received thousands of glowing internet responses and are continuing to see the positive ministry results from doing this show. “It was a wonderful five day family activity that resulted in ministry to millions of people without any cost to us. We were honored to have the opportunity,” said Haggard.
Videos For Your Soul
REASONS PEOPLE DON’T GO TO CHURCH
HIS AMAZING GRACE
Courageous Grace: Following the Way of Christ
by Gayle Haggard
As a Bible teacher, Gayle had taught for decades about the amazing power of grace in a person’s life. Yet it took a crisis in her husband’s life and the crumbling of her own life around her for her to have an epiphany about the true nature of grace. In Courageous Grace, Gayle chronicles and explains her newfound insights.
Despite common misperceptions, grace is not safe. It’s not easy. Frankly, it takes courage to show grace to those who deserve less. Oftentimes, the person showing God’s grace gets counted among the sinners, just as Jesus experienced centuries ago. Gayle explores the story of Jesus forgiving the adulterous woman to reveal the courageous side of showing grace.
We live in a society that vacillates between glorifying sin and crucifying those who fall. Gayle encourages us to take the road less traveled―daring to do the hard work of showing God’s grace to the sinners among us. It’s what followers of Christ are called to do. Order Now!
Why I Stayed
by Gayle Haggard
On November 2, 2006, Gayle Haggard’s life changed forever. That was the day that her husband, Ted Haggard, founder of the 14,000-member New Life Church in Colorado Springs and the President of the NAE, confessed to her the truth. In Why I Stayed, Gayle walks us through the choices she made in her darkest hours. On the day and in the months ahead, everything in her life was at stake―what she believed, the husband she thought she knew, and the church community she had worked tirelessly to establish with her husband and friends in the basement of their home more than two decades ago. Out of this crucible in her life, Gayle has discovered a newfound passion for the central message of the Bible―the liberating message of forgiveness and love.Why I Stayed is a must-read. It paints a picture of what less-than-perfect people, across this nation and all over the world, desperately need―a community of family and faith that offers healing love and a path to restoration. Order Now!