Our Staff


Dr. 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. 

Contact Mark at mark@noondaychurch.org

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David Moore

Next Generation Pastor

David serves our middle school, high school, and college students. In his teen years, David was called to vocational ministry, before attending Liberty University to receive a Christ-centered education. David graduated Liberty University with a Master of Divinity degree and is an ordained Minister of the Gospel. He brings nearly a decade of experience working with youth and his passion for student ministry has only grown in that time. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies, playing games, experiencing the great outdoors and
hopelessly cheering for his beloved Dallas Cowboys.
“I hope to inspire the next generation to be leaders NOW!”

Contact David at david@noondaychurch.org


Ryan Cox

Worship Experience Leader

Ryan brings 10 years of experience in Worship Ministry to Noonday. He believes music is an integral and necessary part of the Church experience. Most proficient in singing and playing the guitar, Ryan leads the Noonday Baptist Church Worship Team and Tech Team each Sunday morning in an effort to enhance the experience of all  members both in-person and virtually. 

Contact Ryan at ryan@noondaychurch.org


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.


Contact David at mahaffey58@comcast.net


Bud Blissitt


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. 

Contact Bud at bud@noondaychurch.org