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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

Why We Need Advent This Year!

By Mitch Randall | December 5, 2017

We desperately need Advent this year, more than any time I can remember. This season of waiting with expectation and preparing for the coming of […]

Insensitive Words and Image Mar Navajo Recognition

By Mitch Randall | November 29, 2017

President Donald J. Trump attempted to honor Navajo Code Talkers on Monday, Nov. 26, in the Oval Office. While the president’s intent was commendable, his […]

Theological Malpractice Stands Culpable in Sexual Abuse

By Mitch Randall | November 22, 2017

I was one of the many Christians believing God created women for a subservient role to men. Growing up in fundamentalist Baptist churches, it was […]

#EthicsDailyLocal Encourages Support of Justice Initiatives

By Mitch Randall | November 13, 2017

The Baptist Center for Ethics and want to challenge each of you to help your neighbor by supporting a local social agency in your […]

Join BCE As We Keep God’s Light at Forefront of Our Work

By Mitch Randall | November 8, 2017

The Baptist Center for Ethics (BCE) has been informing Baptists about ethical and social justice issues for more than 25 years. When the founder and […]

Baptist Church Plays Role in Curbing Malaria in Ghana

By Mitch Randall | April 21, 2017

I was shocked by the universal response of villagers in Ghana to a question I asked on my most recent trip. NorthHaven Church in Norman, […]

Understanding The Sacredness of Standing Rock

By Mitch Randall | December 8, 2016

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement permit to the developers of the Dakota Access Pipeline last weekend. This decision will prevent the […]

Many Christians Obsessed with Keeping Up Appearances

By Mitch Randall | September 27, 2016

The Public Broadcasting Service has introduced the U.S. to the genius of British comedies for many years. From “Are You Being Served?” to “The Vicar […]

How Has Society Grown Up After 9/11?

By Mitch Randall | September 9, 2016

The Apostle Paul penned these words to the church in Corinth: “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a […]

Why You Need to Listen to Others’ Perspectives

By Mitch Randall | August 20, 2014

Growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, my dad listened to talk radio on KRMG. On occasion, when I was not staring out the window dreaming of […]