This article was written by a high school friend of Ted Haggard. In it she describes their experiences working on a school newspaper together, and what Ted was like. An excerpt:
"Even as a teenager, the future pastor had that rare ability to work a room and command the respect of his peers. A practicing Baptist from a religious family, Ted was "born again'' at age 16 after attending a religious crusade, but the class vice president was better known for his popular, unsupervised weekend parties."
So much of the discussion of Ted Haggard focuses on who he is now that it's interesting to get some of the back story.