An ordained American Baptist minister, the Rev. Dr. Richard Haley is a native of Salem, Mass. and began his ministry with the church on September 1, 2004. Prior to coming to First Calvary, Rev. Haley served 8½ years as Dean of Students & Vice President for Student Services at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, Mass. where he also taught preaching. Andover Newton is a seminary of the American Baptist Churches, USA and the United Church of Christ. Before joining the faculty at Andover Newton, Rev. Haley also served as Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Tewksbury, Mass. and pastor of the Community Church in Stow, Mass.
A graduate of Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., Rev. Haley served three years in the U.S. Army before completing his bachelor’s degree at Gordon. He then attended Andover Newton Theological School where he received his Master of Divinity degree in 1982 and later his Doctor of Ministry degree.
Rev. Haley and his wife Judy have been married since 1980 and they have three children, Kevin, Cara and, David, a dog named Sheeba, and a cat named Zanny (short for Zanzibar).