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 EthicsDaily.com 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
Christians, or anyone for that matter, should never be asked to jeopardize their conscience, but they should also not be allowed to discriminate in the public square based upon their faith. Over all else, love must prevail.
The U.S. church needs a reality check. For 2,000 years, the Western church has been dominated by a white European patriarchy that has created a self-perpetuating system for a favored class. But there’s hope. A new dawn is rising.
The church is at their best when we dialogue with respect, humility and love. That’s why EthicsDaily is a safe place for difficult and critical conversations while encouraging sojourners who disagree to be contributing columnists.
I have come to the conclusion that the church should not hinder LGBTQ Christians from full inclusion into the body as God made them. However, I have not always held this conviction. Here’s my journey.
VP Mike Pence warned graduates they’d be ridiculed for defending the Bible’s teachings. By claiming “martyr status,” he is attempting to lay claim that his interpretation of Scripture is somehow canonized and infallible.
Anti-Semitism is on the rise. Goodwill Christians, committed to the common good and human decency, must stand against anti-Semitism and any form of discrimination, including Islamophobia, homophobia and xenophobia.