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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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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.

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Rise Up and Move Forward: Making Our Ill Nation Well

By Mitch Randall | November 8, 2018

With the polls closed and the elections mostly finalized, it’s time for us to face a reality: Our country is sick and getting sicker. We can no longer sit by the wayside. We must rise up and move forward.

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Last Week in America, Our Worst Demons Emerge

By Mitch Randall | October 30, 2018

Last week in America, our worst demons emerged from the shadows. Our inability to address our bigoted attitudes and policies fuels the flames of those seeking a scapegoat for their problems. We must appeal to our better angels.

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Evangelicals: Losing Faith to Gain Power

By Mitch Randall | October 25, 2018

In their quest to attain political power, right-wing evangelicals have abandoned their theological conscience rooted in divine love, grace and justice. But they can still turn from their lust for power.

Ruby Sales speaking at a New Baptist Covenant event

Upon Removing the Hood of Racism: A Surprise

By Mitch Randall | October 18, 2018

Many Americans have never regarded social structures and systems as racially advantageous for white citizens and overwhelmingly prejudiced toward minorities. The New Baptist Covenant lifted that hood of systemic racism.

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Redeeming Charlottesville: Searching for Racial Justice

By Mitch Randall | October 11, 2018

After white supremacists descended on Charlottesville in August 2017, the Charlottesville Clergy Collective decided it would not allow the conflict that engulfed its city to define the future.

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The Kavanaugh Affair, Patriarchal Power and the Decline of Decency

By Mitch Randall | October 4, 2018

The hearings about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court displayed the patriarchal power of a ruling class demanding its entitlement be respected and insulting victims of sexual abuse.

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What European Baptists Know About Modeling Collaboration, Civility

By Mitch Randall | October 2, 2018

European Baptists, who met recently in Ukraine, are a diverse lot. However, they have discovered that their diversity – while challenging at times – is actually a strength.

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European Baptists’ Meeting Illustrates Our Bright Future

By Mitch Randall | September 28, 2018

Meeting in Ukraine this week, the European Baptist Federation council illustrates how if all Baptists learn to work together and practice reconciliation, we face a bright future.

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The Bright Lights of Baptists

By Mitch Randall | September 20, 2018

Even as the world seems to grow darker with time, rest assured that the bright lights of the next Baptist generation are shining. They see the world with honest eyes and as it can be.