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MITCH RANDALL

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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

The Gardener and the Garden

By Mitch Randall | April 25, 2019

This planet is God’s garden, and God is the Gardener. Sadly, humans have continued to thwart the Gardener and position themselves as “owners” of the land when we are merely caretakers. We must embrace a theology of creation-care.

Notre Dame Cathedral on fire in 2019

Resurrection Through Symbols: From Notre Dame to Louisiana

By Mitch Randall | April 18, 2019

During Holy Week, let’s come together as a Christian community and practice resurrection. As both Parisians and black Baptists continue to mourn the loss of their precious symbols, let us join with them to help rebuild.

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When You Pay Your Taxes, You Love Your Neighbor

By Mitch Randall | April 11, 2019

With Tax Day looming, U.S. citizens across the country are thinking a lot about taxes. While writing that check to the IRS is a chore many do begrudgingly, remember that paying taxes is a way to show you love your neighbor.

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Sex … Now that I Have Your Attention

By Mitch Randall | April 4, 2019

Because the church has not addressed sex in an honest and healthy way, sex has become the subject of condemnation or a tool to bring about division. The church needs to develop and promote a new sexual ethic.

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Public Schools: The American Ideal

By Mitch Randall | March 28, 2019

Public schools are the best example of the American dream, as students from different cultures, socioeconomic standings, races, religions and political persuasions walk through classroom doors to be educated.

Baptists at Plymouth Church in New York City

Beneath the Church: Two Responses to the Darkness

By Mitch Randall | March 21, 2019

A church basement serving as a stop for freedom on the Underground Railroad. A dungeon in Ghana where Africans were chained before enslavement far from home. Both dark places, but one offered a light of hope.

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Seeking Peace Through Disarmament

By Mitch Randall | March 14, 2019

Governments spent $1.7 trillion on military expenses in 2018. Compare that to the $8.6 billion spent on global hunger programs. How can followers of Christ advocate for disarmament and feeding the hungry?

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I Am a Feminist

By Mitch Randall | March 7, 2019

For Christians who read and take the Scriptures seriously, a feminist theology emerges out of God’s sincere desire for justice and reconciliation. Here are 5 guiding principles for churches.

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Is It Time for a New Christian Movement?

By Mitch Randall | February 28, 2019

Is it time for a new movement within Christianity? Evidence seems to indicate one is already underway and will be led by the emerging generation. Here are 6 facets of what that new movement might look like.

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What Gun Would Jesus Pack?

By Mitch Randall | February 22, 2019

The U.S. has more civilian-owned firearms than people: 326 million people vs. 393 million civilian-owned firearms. Here’s the stark reality: A segment of our society is obsessed with guns to the detriment of the common good.

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