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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.

Mitch Randall portrait headshot


Articles by Mitch Randall

Can Our Sports Culture Become Slow to Anger?

By Mitch Randall | August 15, 2014

A terrifying and horrific scene played out at Canadaigua Motorsports Complex in upstate New York recently. At an Empire Super Sprint race event, 20-year-old Kevin […]

As Climate Changes, We Must Seek Ecological Justice

By Mitch Randall | July 26, 2013

Recently, I awoke to flashes of lightning, deep rolling thunder and rain hitting my window.¬†As I lay in bed contemplating whether to check the weather […]

Baylor’s Bewildering Choice for New President

By Mitch Randall | February 15, 2010

As news began to surface that Baylor University was naming Kenneth Starr as the university’s 14th president, I found myself at a loss for words. […]

Supporting Haiti in Aftermath of Earthquake

By Mitch Randall | January 13, 2010

A magnitude-7 earthquake struck Haiti, one of the most impoverished countries in the world, on Jan. 12. With a population of just under 10 million […]