Mitchell was born and raised in Lewisville, and graduated from Lewisville High School. He has been married to Cissy for 30 years, and they have a daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren. He spent his younger years searching for meaning and significance in anything but Jesus, but at 23 was saved and found that only Christ can satisfy. Mitchell completed his Master of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in preaching. He has been a member at Lakeland for over 20 years. He directs the outreach initiatives, oversees pastoral care, and maintains the facilities. In his spare time he enjoys reading and playing guitar. Mitchell’s hope for Lakeland is that we would continue to grow as a healthy church, specifically in terms of spiritual depth and growth.