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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

A Historic Debate Emerges: Original Intent vs. Living Document

By Mitch Randall | July 12, 2018

Whether the Constitution or the Bible, we must apply the delicate balance between original intent, which can serve as our moral compass, versus a living document, which weighs current realities.

The Time to Descend from the Caves Has Come

By Mitch Randall | July 3, 2018

A group of Radical Reformers, known as Anabaptists, found themselves facing a penalty of death at the hands of the Protestant government in Zurich, Switzerland, during the 16th century. Escaping their death sentence, Anabaptists fled to the foothills of the Alps.

Reflections from the Border: Heartbreak, Anger, Hope

By Mitch Randall | June 28, 2018

Heartbreaking and disturbing. That was how it felt standing outside the Southwest Key shelter, where more than 1,000 immigrant children were held. My soul was […]

SCOTUS Ruling Raises Questions, Concerns about Precedent

By Mitch Randall | June 26, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold President Trump’s ban on travelers entering the U.S. from certain majority-Muslim countries demonstrates the paradox between security […]

Great Reasons Abound to Feel Baptist Pride

By Mitch Randall | June 21, 2018

Baptists have been my spiritual tribe as I walked my faith journey. From running through the halls of exciting Eastwood Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, […]

Separating Families Causes Life-Long Trauma for Kids

By Mitch Randall | June 19, 2018

The indigenous peoples of the U.S. were forced to relocate to Indian Territory after President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act in 1830. The […]

Take a Bite Out of Discrimination

By Mitch Randall | June 8, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker at Masterpiece Cakeshop, on June 4, 2018. In a 7-2 judgment, the […]

While We Worried about 2 Comics’ Language … Puerto Rico

By Mitch Randall | June 7, 2018

The headlines of U.S. news outlets last week seemed to be all about crass language used by two comedians. Liberals and conservatives were up in […]

Missing Children and Missing Politicians

By Mitch Randall | May 31, 2018

The hashtags #MissingChildren and #WhereAreTheChildren were trending on Twitter and Facebook last week. Citizens were outraged at the Trump administration for potentially losing track of […]

The Power of Love

By Mitch Randall | May 25, 2018

A worldwide audience listened last weekend to a sermon about the power of love at the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and U.S. actress Meghan […]

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