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Evangelical group names new president

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Association of Evangelicals announced Monday that its new president will be the Rev. Ted Haggard, who leads Colorado's largest Protestant church.

The evangelical body lists a constituency of 51 conservative denominations with 43,000 congregations, individual congregations from 27 other denominations, and various "parachurch" ministries.

Haggard, 46, will serve part time and continue as pastor of the nondenominational New Life Church in Colorado Springs, which was founded in 1985, now has 8,700 members and is building a 12,000-seat facility near the Air Force Academy.