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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

Take a Bite Out of Discrimination

By Mitch Randall | June 8, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker at Masterpiece Cakeshop, on June 4, 2018. In a 7-2 judgment, the […]

While We Worried about 2 Comics’ Language … Puerto Rico

By Mitch Randall | June 7, 2018

The headlines of U.S. news outlets last week seemed to be all about crass language used by two comedians. Liberals and conservatives were up in […]

Missing Children and Missing Politicians

By Mitch Randall | May 31, 2018

The hashtags #MissingChildren and #WhereAreTheChildren were trending on Twitter and Facebook last week. Citizens were outraged at the Trump administration for potentially losing track of […]

The Power of Love

By Mitch Randall | May 25, 2018

A worldwide audience listened last weekend to a sermon about the power of love at the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and U.S. actress Meghan […]

The Tale of Two Presidents at Southwestern Seminary

By Mitch Randall | May 24, 2018

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Southern Baptist Convention seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, has relieved President Paige Patterson of his responsibilities. Patterson’s status has been […]

Jerusalem, Jerusalem: A Prayer of Hope and Peace

By Mitch Randall | May 16, 2018

When Jesus delivered his condemnation of the Pharisees and scribes in Jerusalem, he did so knowing both the city’s vast history and potential future. “Jerusalem, […]

My First Ethics Professors: Motherly Wisdom

By Mitch Randall | May 10, 2018

As a young boy, I had no idea the rarity of my experiences. When my mother decided to return to college in pursuit of a […]

When Spiritual Siblings Unite for the Common Good

By Mitch Randall | May 3, 2018

Genesis details the family origins of Abraham and his sons. After receiving a promise from Yahweh, Abraham bore his first son through Sarah’s Egyptian servant, […]

Let’s Ask an Honest Question: “Are We Racist?”

By Mitch Randall | April 26, 2018

The repercussions of overt and systemic racism are once again echoing throughout the U.S. Recent headlines from Starbucks to golf courses reveal that discrimination based […]

Deconstructing Our Anthropocentric Ecological Consumption

By Mitch Randall | April 20, 2018

Humanity has assumed for way too long now that we are the center of the universe. If not the universe, we are certainly the dominant […]