Wearing the steepleInterim Senior Pastor, Old Cambridge Baptist Church
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Rev. Dr. Randle (Rick) Mixon began serving as Interim Senior Minister of Old Cambridge Baptist Church on August 1st, 2023. Rick is an ordained American Baptist minister with over 50 years of experience in pastoral ministry, church leadership, and social justice advocacy. He served as the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Palo Alto, California from 2006-2020 and has served as Interim Minister for three congregations over his career – Dolores Street Baptist Church, San Francisco, CA; First Baptist (now United) Church of Granville, OH; and Fairview Community Church, Costa Mesa, CA. He is a long time member of Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, Oakland, CA, the church that ordained him in 1996 as the first openly lgbtqia+ Baptist to be ordained.

He has also been involved in various regional and national organizations, such as the

Alliance of Baptists, the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, the American Baptist Minister’s Council, and the Santa Clara County Council of Christian Churches. Currently he serves as Affiliate Professor of Pastoral Care at Berkeley School of Theology in Berkeley, CA, and emeritus board member of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists.

Rick brings to Old Cambridge Baptist Church a passion for preaching the gospel of love, grace, and liberation, a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community of faith, and a vision for engaging in prophetic witness and service in the world. He shares our church’s mission to be “an inclusive Christian community in the American Baptist Tradition that seeks to offer God’s radical hospitality to everyone, answering God’s call to hold fast to love and justice for the earth and all its peoples...striving to follow the example of Jesus and to work, through active nonviolence, for social, racial, economic and ecological justice and for peace.”


·       Ph.D., Religion and Personality, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA

·       M.Div., The American Baptist Seminary of the West, Berkeley, CA

·       M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, California State University-East Bay, Hayward, CA

·       B.A., English, Columbia College of Columbia University, New York, NY