BOBBY MITCHELLKelly Kohls
Bobby Mitchell is running FOR OHIO STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 78
Dr. Bobby Mitchell lives a life of service to others because he believes that neighbors helping neighbors is more impactful and more sustainable than government helping them.
He’s a veteran of the United States Air Force, church Pastor and businessman.
Mitchell entered the U.S. Air Force at age 17 on a waiver of consent signed by his parents. He graduated from the Military Police Academy before assignments working to protect our domestic military assets. He earned the Good Conduct, National Defense Service and Longevity Service and Air Force Achievement Medals for his service. He was also recognized for his community involvement when he was awarded the 2002 Volunteer of the Year Award and the 2003 Bruce C. Shultz Citizen of the Year Award. He’s also a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Contracting Academy and worked in various resource management, contracting and buying roles, including time at the U.S. Department of Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Following his honorable discharge as a Staff Sargeant, Mitchell was selected by the Church of the Living God International as the second man and youngest ever International Missionary of the Year. In 2007 he became an ordained Elder and started the non-denominational bible-based church The Father’s House International with a focus on Christian education in 2009.
During this same period, Mitchell earned Associate and Bachelor’s degrees in Business from Franklin University and Bachelor’s, Master’s and a Doctorate of Theology from the Institute of Christian Works Seminary.
Through The Father’s House church, Dr. Mitchell partnered with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank to start a free farmer’s market which has helped feed over 15,000 people since 2012. The church’s food pantry is also open every Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon.
Mitchell and his wife Janeisha also purchase and rehabilitate homes throughout central Ohio. They live in Canal Winchester with their two daughters and a son.