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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

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EthicsDaily 2018: Working with Partners Advocating for Human Rights of Immigrants

By Mitch Randall | December 31, 2018

Standing on the solid ground of Scripture, EthicsDaily is committed to working with partners advocating for the human rights of immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers.

A sign reading love wins on a chain metal fence

EthicsDaily 2018: Working to Foster Healthy Conversation on LGBTQ Inclusion

By Mitch Randall | December 28, 2018

Baptists should be among the leaders who are creating and developing healthy environments for productive conversations concerning the inclusion of LGBTQ Christians in the church.

Charles Foster Johnson being interviewed

Baptist of the Year 2018: Charles Foster Johnson

By Mitch Randall | December 27, 2018’s board of directors announced the 2018 Baptist of the Year – Charles Foster Johnson, a tireless advocate for public education and executive director of Pastors for Texas Children.

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EthicsDaily 2018: Working with the Next Generation of Baptists

By Mitch Randall | December 20, 2018

If the moderate-to-progressive Baptist movement is to continue, the next generation needs to be given opportunities to shine. EthicsDaily is committed to working with partners seeking to engage and empower those Baptists.

Teachers, educators and students protesting public school funding shortages in Oklahoma

EthicsDaily 2018: Working with Partners Advocating for Public Education

By Mitch Randall | December 18, 2018

Education is a right of all people – especially children – bestowed upon them by their Creator. That’s why EthicsDaily is committed to working with partners advocating for the education of all children.

Baptists gathering at a Baptist World Alliance meeting

EthicsDaily 2018: Working with Global Partners

By Mitch Randall | December 13, 2018

EthicsDaily enthusiastically works with global partners to break down barriers and strengthen international bonds. We believe God loves all the inhabitants of the world, not merely a favored elect.

Mitch Randall speaking at a New Baptist Covenant gathering

EthicsDaily 2018: Working with Partners Addressing Racial Justice

By Mitch Randall | December 11, 2018

EthicsDaily is committed to working alongside partners addressing the destructive ramifications of racism while seeking pathways toward repentance, reconciliation and redemption. And you can help with that future work.

Imam Imad Enchassi and Mitch Randall laughing together

EthicsDaily 2018: Working with Partners to Strengthen Interfaith Relationships

By Mitch Randall | December 6, 2018

Throughout its history, EthicsDaily has been committed to fostering interfaith dialogue and collaboration. With your support, we’ll continue to tell more inspiring stories of global partnerships and interfaith cooperation.

Mary Alice Birdwhistell preaching

EthicsDaily 2018: Working with Partners Toward Gender Equality

By Mitch Randall | December 4, 2018

EthicsDaily has taken a strong position when it comes to biblical egalitarianism. We believe God created both man and woman as equals, forever encouraging a mutual submission to each other based on love and respect.

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Seeking the Light of Advent in Our Divided Society

By Mitch Randall | November 29, 2018

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln reminds us that those who continually divide themselves will inevitably fall. More than ever, we need the hope and light of Christ to shine brightly in our world.