Mark Somers, Senior Pastor
Mark's ministerial philosophy is to reach the world for Jesus Christ through leading, preaching, shepherding, loving and discipling God's people. He was called as Senior Pastor of Noonday in 2016. Mark graduated from Stetson University in Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages, and a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Leadership. Mark and his wife Leah were married in 1996 and have seven children - Lacey, Lauren, John Mark, Luke, Micah, Elijah, and Noah. When not fulfilling his responsibilities at Noonday, Mark enjoys reading, spending time with his family and watching college football.
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Bud Blissitt, Administrator
Bud is our Administrator over finance and business operations at Noonday. Bud worked for UPS for 34 years in Industrial Engineering and Transportation Business Management. After retiring from UPS, Bud joined the staff at Noonday as Administrator in 2011. In his spare time, he plays golf, loves working with cars, and enjoys working in the yard. He is a widowed father of two daughters and has two granddaughters and two grandsons.
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Melanie Sauer, Children's Director
Melanie is over all things children at Noonday. She brings a love of the Gospel and high energy excitement to our Kingdom Kids program, parents and volunteers. She brings over 20 years of experience working with children and music ministries, leading and administering large scale productions and programs. She has a burning passion to build a strong, solid Biblical foundation of creationism, truth and the love of Jesus in the lives of children.
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David Mahaffey, Senior Adult Pastor
Brother David promotes training discipleship and growth among our Senior Adults. He ministers to the homebound and helps coordinate and promote fellowship outings. David graduated from Mississippi College before attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Before coming to Noonday, David pastored churches in Mississippi and Alabama and is retired from full-time ministry after 16 1/2 years as pastor of Union Baptist Church in Bessemer, Alabama. David is married to Marilyn and together they have three children and four grandchildren.
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