Ted Arthur Haggard, the former pastor who ran afoul of his Denver congregation after admitting to a three-year pay-for-sex affair with male prostitute Mike Jones, is making headlines once again. Fresh allegations of sexual impropriety juxtapose the premiere of an HBO documentary on Pastor Ted, as he was known to his congregation.

The HBO documentary The Trials of Ted Haggard, set to premiere on the cable channel on Thursday, was to be the centerpiece of an image makeover after his 2006 fall from grace. But fresh sexual misconduct allegations against the former pastor have put those plans in peril.

Haggard's former New Life Church in Colorado Springs disclosed details Friday about a young male church volunteer who has stepped forward to claim he had a sexual relationship with Haggard.

Brady Boyd, who succeeded Haggard at New Life, told the Associated Press that a young man who volunteered at the church disclosed to church officials in 2006 that had been involved with Haggard sexually for several years. Boyd said the church reached a legal settlement with the man to remain silent in exchange for payment of college tuition and counseling services.

“It wasn't at all a settlement to make him be quiet or not tell his story,” Boyd told the Associated Press. “Our desire was to help him. Here was a young man who wanted to get on with his life. We considered it more compassionate assistance – certainly not hush money. I know that's what everyone will want to say because that's the most salacious thing to say, but that's not at all what it was.”

Haggard's imagine mending tour – an Oprah Winfrey Show episode with wife and children in tow has been taped and an appearance on CNN's Larry King Live is scheduled for Thursday – might have prompted the man to step forward at this time.

Boyd suggested the documentary had spurred the man to speak up now.

“I think what caused this young man to be a bit aggravated was Ted being seen as a victim, when he himself had experienced a great deal of hurt,” Boyd said.

Immediately after Mike Jones revealed his three-year association with Haggard in 2006, the scandal that forced Haggard to lose the congregation he founded and into Arizona exile, he denied being gay, saying only that he had committed “sexual immorality.”

In seclusion, Haggard underwent intensive counseling. One of the four ministers who oversaw that therapy, Tim Ralph, pronounced Haggard “cured” on February 6, 2007. He said Haggard “is completely heterosexual.”

Haggard told the Associated Press this month that his sexuality is complex and something that can't be put into “stereotypical boxes.”

The former pastor has remained silent on the new allegations.

Boyd told his congregation Sunday that they are driven by a “holy tenacity” and will recover.