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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.