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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

Beirut: Heartache and Hope – Part 2

By Mitch Randall | August 3, 2018

More than 1.5 million Syrian refugees have fled to Lebanon since 2011. However, people like Imam Imad Enchassi – and the nun who taught him as a boy – have left bright candles for all to follow.

Beirut: Heartache and Hope – Part 1

By Mitch Randall | August 2, 2018

Growing up in Beirut, Imad Enchassi’s world was disrupted in 1982 when right-wing Christian militants slaughtered up to 3,000 people in two days. However, he would not give in to vengeance.

Suzii Paynter: A Legacy of Footprints

By Mitch Randall | July 20, 2018

As Suzii Paynter hands the baton to the next executive coordinator, she will leave the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship on firm ground to launch a new era of ministry and missions.

How the Upside-Down Can Be Turned Right-Side-Up

By Mitch Randall | July 18, 2018

Our world that used to make sense, even though imperfect, seems more like the upside-down from “Stranger Things,” but it’s never too late for the prophets of truth to confront evil.

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 […]