The Rev. Everett D. Mitchell was born and reared in Fort Worth, Texas. Rev. Mitchell accepted his call to ministry at the age of 15. Upon his matriculation from high school, Rev. Mitchell relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. in Mathematics and Religion. While at Morehouse, Rev. Mitchell was awarded the Presidential Scholar award in Mathematics, American Scholar award, Mathematical Scholar, National Deans List, Who’s Who Among College Students, Benjamin Mays Scholar, Top Ranking Religion Senior at Morehouse College, Student Government Service Award, Golden Key Honor Society, Deans List 1998-2000, and the Community Service Award. After Rev. Mitchell graduated Morehouse College, he was ordained by Bishop Kenneth Spears at the age of 23.
Reverend Mitchell continued his educational advancement at the Princeton Theological Seminary where he received both a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) in Christian Ethics and a Masters of Theology (Th.M.) in Social Ethics. While at Princeton Seminary, Rev. Mitchell was awarded the prestigious Princeton Presidential Fellowship and Princeton Seminary’s Jane Swoop Christian Ethics Award for the class of 2003. Reverend Mitchell is also a 2010 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. He has received the Advanced Opportunities Fellowship the University of Wisconsin Law School as well as the Wisconsin Black Lawyers Award. Rev. Mitchell was a member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law Review and a Law School Mock Trial Team Member. He was also an academic math lead in the People Program.
Reverend Mitchell’s drive to serve God above all is demonstrated by his lack of denominational boundaries. He has served congregations in the National Baptist, American Baptist, Full Gospel, Lutheran and United Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, and Non-Denominational congregations. In addition, he has served in the capacity of associate elder, minister and youth Minister in a variety of congregations. He has been a renowned revivalist and conference leader.
Reverend Mitchell is currently the Director of Community Relations for the University of Wisconsin Madison. He was formerly an Assistant District Attorney in Dane County Wisconsin. In the past, he served as the Associate Director of Madison-area Urban Ministry. He is also the founder and lead consultant of, "Re-Building You,"which works with civilly committed sex offenders to embrace social responsibility by addressing the personal self so they can be responsible leaders in their communities when released and not re-offend.
Rev. Mitchell is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., 100 Black Men of Madison, Schools of Hope Leadership Team through the United Way of Dane County, Downtown Madison Rotary, YWCA Board Nomination Committee, Workers Rights Consortium, and Rites of Passage Leadership Team.
Reverend Mitchell is married to the love of his life Mrs. Mankah Zama Mitchell. They have two children: Sydney and Braylon Mitchell.
Rev. Mitchell’s theological focus has been examining the relationship of the church to social issues, such as poverty, war, incarceration and immigration. His favorite quote,
Rev. Mitchell joined Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church family in August of 2011. He was voted in as pastor of the church on Feb 19, 2012 and was installed on May 25, 2012. He continues to serve the congregation as senior Pastor with passion, vision and commitment.
"Do not follow the path that has been given, instead go to where there is no path and leave a trail."