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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

You Don’t Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right

By Mitch Randall | February 8, 2018

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield coined the phrase, “You don’t have to be wrong for me to be right,” in his masterful book on radical inclusion. In […]

Concerns Within the Divided Union

By Mitch Randall | February 2, 2018

We must never be so naive in our hope for solidarity that we neglect to identify and correct our problems. So, while yesterday’s editorial concentrated […]

Hope Within a Divided Union

By Mitch Randall | February 1, 2018

Optics can speak more clearly and thunderously than words. Such was the case when President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address this […]

Forging a New Era for Cooperation

By Mitch Randall | January 29, 2018

A Masai tribal talking stick helped broker a deal in Washington last week. With the U.S. government shutdown, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) made her Senate […]

Seeking Peace Within Family Divide: Israel and Palestine

By Mitch Randall | January 25, 2018

When Abraham – the patriarch of Judaism, Christianity and Islam – “breathed his last and died in a good old age” (Genesis 25), he missed […]

Bipartisan Solution Needed to Keep the ‘Dreamers’ Alive

By Mitch Randall | January 18, 2018

Immigrants play a central role in the biblical narratives. Abraham – the father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam – began his journey of faith as […]

As Dow Soars, Down-and-Out Are Left in the Dust

By Mitch Randall | January 11, 2018

The Prophet Amos condemned Israel’s profiteering while the poor went hungry: “They sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals […]

6 Suggestions to Help You Engage in Social Justice

By Mitch Randall | January 4, 2018

Powerful systems seem to be chipping away at those most vulnerable in the world. The Apostle Paul encourages the Christians of Ephesus to combat “rulers, […]

BCE’s Roadmap for 2018: Inform, Inspire, Empower

By Mitch Randall | December 19, 2017

The Baptist Center for Ethics and have been shining the light of the gospel for more than 26 years. As the world seems to […]

The ‘Moore Effect’ Will Damage Credibility of Gospel

By Mitch Randall | December 7, 2017

Alabama voters will choose their next United States senator on Dec. 12. Let me be clear: I’m not endorsing a candidate or telling readers how […]