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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

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 […]

The E3 Initiative: What It Means for Your Church

By Mitch Randall | March 15, 2018

The board of directors met in San Antonio, Texas, last week for our annual board meeting. The meeting was filled with excitement and enthusiasm […]

Redefining the Baptist Meeting

By Mitch Randall | March 8, 2018

Humor columnist Dave Barry once quipped, “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never […]

Your Call Today Can Make a Difference for Dreamers

By Mitch Randall | March 1, 2018

John Smyth and Thomas Helwys fled England for Holland at the beginning of the 17th century. Migrating across the English Channel, Smyth and Helwys arrived […]

Listen to Children: Do Something about Gun Violence

By Mitch Randall | February 22, 2018

Valentine’s Day was in full swing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Lunch had just ended with lovesick students saying goodbye to […]

Illumination Refraction: Bending Light Toward Good

By Mitch Randall | February 16, 2018

The scientific term for altering the direction of light is refraction. Light moves consistently in a straight line until the moment it encounters an object […]

You Don’t Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right

By Mitch Randall | February 8, 2018

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield coined the phrase, “You don’t have to be wrong for me to be right,” in his masterful book on radical inclusion. In […]

Concerns Within the Divided Union

By Mitch Randall | February 2, 2018

We must never be so naïve in our hope for solidarity that we neglect to identify and correct our problems. So, while yesterday’s editorial concentrated […]