Hagee resigned as senior pastor of Trinity Church in May 1975.He also divorced his first wife Martha Downing in 1975.Bush] White House and the religious right." After Hagee's 2008 endorsement of U. Presidential candidate John Mc Cain, a furor arose over comments, broadcasts, and writings made by Hagee that were seen as anti-Catholic.After discussions with Catholic leaders, Hagee made an apology, which was publicly accepted by Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights president William A. Now that he has secured the Republican nomination for president, and has received the endorsement of President Bush, Mc Cain will now embark on a series of fundraising events.Hagee is the President and CEO of John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts his national radio and television ministry carried in the United States on ten television networks.He is shown on networks around the globe, including The Inspiration Network (INSP), Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), and Inspiration Now TV.Around this time he received death threats for supporting Israel, and has since had bodyguards standing by while preaching at his church or at speaking engagements.Hagee has been criticized for his statements about Israel, the Roman Catholic Church, and Islam.
He is the 5th of 6 pastors in his family, all of whom were named John Hagee, dating back to the colonial era.In 1960, he married Martha Downing, they had two children John Christopher and Tish.In 1966 Hagee founded the Trinity Church in San Antonio, Texas.Hagee received a master's degree in educational administration from the University of North Texas in Denton in 1966 and completed his theological training at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie.In 1989, he received an honorary doctorate from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.