Ben Haden, longtime pastor of First Presbyterian Church, died today at the age of 88.
The law school graduate, Central Intelligence Agency security operative and newspaper executive served the church from 1967 to 1999.
Haden also was the founder and speaker on the Chattanooga-based "Changed Lives" ministry, which broadcast his Christian messages on radio, television and later on the Internet for 47 years.
Clint Cooper is the faith editor and a staff writer for the Times Free Press Life section. He also has been an assistant sports editor and Metro staff writer for the newspaper. Prior to the merger between the Chattanooga Free Press and Chattanooga Times in 1999, he was sports news editor for the Chattanooga Free Press, where he was in charge of the day-to-day content of the section and the section’s design. Before becoming sports ...