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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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5 Ways Your Church Can Assist Our Nation’s Farmers

By Mitch Randall | November 14, 2019

Farmers are the backbone of our food supply, working long hours to bring food to our tables. As farmers and their families are struggling, churches can begin to engage in tangible efforts to help them in at least five ways.

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Health Care: What’s a Christian to Do?

By Mitch Randall | November 7, 2019

As Christians, rapidly escalating health care costs and the reality that our neighbors cannot afford health care should trouble our souls. The health of God’s creation is central to the good news. Here are 4 ways we can respond.

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From Reformation to Transformation: A New Church Era

By Mitch Randall | October 31, 2019

The Reformation served the world well for the last 500 years, breaking old structures and erecting new ones. But it also had its flaws. The time for a new era of the church needs to begin, moving from reformation to transformation.

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Christian Ethics: Singing God’s Tune Daily

By Mitch Randall | October 24, 2019

A richer Christian ethic offers the opportunity for growth and transformation, routinely questioning the status quo of understanding and providing a chance to gain a deeper comprehension of God. Now that’s something to sing about!

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I Am the Dream

By Mitch Randall | October 18, 2019

While Arkansas Baptist College empowers the next generation of young black leaders, the reality persists that the world they enter will not welcome them as equals nor treat them as peers. That reality should make Christians cringe.

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Be Kind

By Mitch Randall | October 10, 2019

Former President George W. Bush and Ellen DeGeneres showed us that political disagreement doesn’t mean disregarding each other’s humanity. If we follow their example, this world can be a kinder and more peaceful place to live.

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How You Can Make a Social Justice Investment

By Mitch Randall | October 3, 2019

EthicsDaily will continue to address the most pertinent issues, share illuminating stories and use the latest technology to deliver timely information and biblically based resources. Your support keeps that mission moving forward.

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Trump First, America Second, Jesus as a Prop

By Mitch Randall | September 30, 2019

President Trump sold voters with the ‘America First’ slogan that his every decision would be for America’s best interests. However, his rhetoric and behavior reveal his number-one priority has always been his self-interest.

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Greta Thunberg: Teen Prophet

By Mitch Randall | September 26, 2019

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg at the UN condemned preceding generations and current leaders, challenging them to immediately address and act on climate change. She joins other teens who are speaking out on crucial issues.

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In the Darkness, Search for Hope

By Mitch Randall | September 19, 2019

Clergy are so busy ministering and offering hope to others, they quickly find themselves isolated and alone. Here are 10 ways your church can ensure the good mental health of your pastor. Make sure you minister to your minister.