The Rev. Dr. Richard Haley is a native of Salem, Mass. After military service in the early to mid 1970’s with an Army intelligence organization, Rev. Haley graduated from Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. with a bachelor’s degree in German Language & Literature and then pursued graduate theological education at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, Mass. where he received a Master of Divinity degree and later a Doctor of Ministry degree. Ordained in 1982 as an American Baptist minister he served six years as pastor of the Union Church or Stow, Mass. (then a non-denominational community church which later affiliated with the United Church of Christ and has since merged with the High Rock Church in Acton.)
He then became senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Tewksbury where he served for eight years, leaving that church to accept a call to Andover Newton where he served as Vice President for Student Services, Dean of Students and instructor of preaching for almost nine years.
In 2004 he returned to pastoral ministry and spent 15 years as senior pastor of First-Calvary Baptist church in North Andover, retiring from full-time ministry in May of 2019. In September of 2019 Rev. Haley began service as an interim pastor at the the First Baptist Baptist Church.
Rev. Haley resides in Lowell with his wife Judy. They have three grown children – Kevin and his wife Allison who live in Colorado, Cara who lives in Somerville and David up in Nashua, New Hampshire. They also have a very spoiled and friendly dog named Brady.