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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

The Tale of Two Presidents at Southwestern Seminary

By Mitch Randall | May 24, 2018

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Southern Baptist Convention seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, has relieved President Paige Patterson of his responsibilities. Patterson’s status has been […]

Jerusalem, Jerusalem: A Prayer of Hope and Peace

By Mitch Randall | May 16, 2018

When Jesus delivered his condemnation of the Pharisees and scribes in Jerusalem, he did so knowing both the city’s vast history and potential future. “Jerusalem, […]

My First Ethics Professors: Motherly Wisdom

By Mitch Randall | May 10, 2018

As a young boy, I had no idea the rarity of my experiences. When my mother decided to return to college in pursuit of a […]

When Spiritual Siblings Unite for the Common Good

By Mitch Randall | May 3, 2018

Genesis details the family origins of Abraham and his sons. After receiving a promise from Yahweh, Abraham bore his first son through Sarah’s Egyptian servant, […]

Let’s Ask an Honest Question: “Are We Racist?”

By Mitch Randall | April 26, 2018

The repercussions of overt and systemic racism are once again echoing throughout the U.S. Recent headlines from Starbucks to golf courses reveal that discrimination based […]

Deconstructing Our Anthropocentric Ecological Consumption

By Mitch Randall | April 20, 2018

Humanity has assumed for way too long now that we are the center of the universe. If not the universe, we are certainly the dominant […]

Calling All Social Justice Investors and Practitioners

By Mitch Randall | April 12, 2018 is seeking courageous investors who want to combine theoretical and applied ethics into an ecumenical Christian movement for social justice. Warren Buffett, one of […]

Christians for Public Education

By Mitch Randall | April 5, 2018

From the creation of the world in Genesis to the dire warning of tyranny’s destruction in Revelation, the Bible is filled with valuable lessons. Much […]

Good Friday: Thoughts, Prayers Didn’t Get Jesus Executed

By Mitch Randall | March 29, 2018

Jesus was not executed because he offered thoughts and prayers to the poor, sick, marginalized and oppressed. Jesus was executed because he turned the powerful […]

March for Our Lives: Will You Join Our Teens Saturday?

By Mitch Randall | March 22, 2018

Teenagers from around the world will march in Washington, D.C., and in their local communities on March 24 to protest gun violence, demanding that adults […]