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 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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Joseph Colson, Student Pastor
Joseph leads the middle and high school ministries where he focuses on providing a place where teens can develop a personal relationship with Christ that will last for a lifetime. Joseph grew up in Montana in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, where he developed a passion for hiking and the outdoors. He graduated in 2012 from Valdosta State University with a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies. Joseph and his wife, Jenn, have been married since 2016 and have a dog named Sookie. Jenn is a graduate of Georgia State University and a Public Relations professional in Atlanta.
In his spare time, Joseph enjoys trying new cuisine, hiking,
and watching movies with his wife.
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David Mahaffey, Senior Adult Pastor
Brother David promotes training and growth in Senior Adult LIFE and Discipleship Groups. He ministers to the homebound and hospitalized 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. He retired from full-time ministry in 2007 after 16 1/2 years as pastor of Union Baptist Church in Bessemer, Alabama.
David is married to Marilyn Cottingham Mahaffey. Marilyn retired in 2005 after
32 years with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation in Alabama.
They have three children and four grandchildren.
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