Mitch Randall is pastor of NorthHaven Baptist Church in Norman, Oklahoma, and was an interviewee in’s documentary, “Different Books, Common Word: Baptists and Muslims.”

Mitch’s articles that have appeared on are available here, and information about “Different Books, Common Word” is available here.

1. Where did you grow up?

Tulsa, Oklahoma.

2. What is your favorite Bible verse, book or story? Why?

The book of Nehemiah.

I like the idea of building something with a community.

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Its sense of justice during a very unjust period of time.

4. Who are three of the people you admire?

Herbert Sheffield (my grandfather), Martin Luther King Jr. and Thomas Jefferson.

5. What is one little known fact about yourself?

When I was a teenager, I was given the name Numukutsu (Buffalo) by a Navaho holy man.

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