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Meet Mitch Randall

Randall holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern State University, a Master of Divinity with biblical languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

He is an Oklahoma native who served previously as pastor of NorthHaven Church in Norman, Oklahoma, from 2006 to 2017, and before that served churches in Nickerson, Kansas; North Richland Hills, Texas; and Bedford, Texas. He appeared in the 2009 documentary, "Different Books, Common Word: Baptists and Muslims."

"Mitch Randall brings experience, energy and vision to the leadership position of BCE," said Suzii Paynter, executive coordinator at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. "Picking up a strong legacy, he will forge a new bright future for BCE."

Randall is committed to upholding Baptist traditions while building ecumenical relationships with other Christians and other people of faith.

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Articles by Mitch Randall

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Why Social Justice is Vital Component of the Gospel

By Mitch Randall | September 13, 2018

Social justice is a vital component of the gospel. It is not the whole gospel, but one should not divorce it from the message and ministry of the church either. Here’s why I am an advocate for social justice.

Colin Kaepernick throwing a pass for the San Francisco 49ers

Sports, Protests, Patriotism and the Hypocrisy of Many

By Mitch Randall | September 6, 2018

After the announcement of Nike’s deal with former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, his critics continue to focus on the means of his protest instead of looking at the problem he’s been protesting.

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Ministering to Ministers: 10 Vital Ways You Can Help

By Mitch Randall | August 30, 2018

Too many pastors succumb to the pressures of pastoral ministry. Some take their own lives; others engage in self-harming behaviors. The church must recognize its vital role in ministering to the minister.

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The Gospel According to Aretha

By Mitch Randall | August 23, 2018

After 76 years of beautifully and powerfully singing her gospel to the world, Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” and daughter of a Baptist minister, joined the celestial choir.

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The New Segregation of Schools

By Mitch Randall | August 16, 2018

While the Supreme Court ended public school segregation in 1954, a new segregation has emerged, separating the privileged from the poor and powerless. Here are 7 ways to turn the tide.

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Why You Need to Become a Social Justice Investor Today

By Mitch Randall | August 9, 2018

At, we are working extremely hard bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice. And we are seeking new partners like you to become investors in social justice.

Imam Imad Enchassi visiting his dad’s old shop in Beirut

Beirut: Heartache and Hope – Part 2

By Mitch Randall | August 3, 2018

More than 1.5 million Syrian refugees have fled to Lebanon since 2011. However, people like Imam Imad Enchassi – and the nun who taught him as a boy – have left bright candles for all to follow.

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Beirut: Heartache and Hope – Part 1

By Mitch Randall | August 2, 2018

Growing up in Beirut, Imad Enchassi’s world was disrupted in 1982 when right-wing Christian militants slaughtered up to 3,000 people in two days. However, he would not give in to vengeance.

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Suzii Paynter: A Legacy of Footprints

By Mitch Randall | July 20, 2018

As Suzii Paynter hands the baton to the next executive coordinator, she will leave the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship on firm ground to launch a new era of ministry and missions.

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How the Upside-Down Can Be Turned Right-Side-Up

By Mitch Randall | July 18, 2018

Our world that used to make sense, even though imperfect, seems more like the upside-down from “Stranger Things,” but it’s never too late for the prophets of truth to confront evil.