Meet our staff


Mitch Minson

Senior Pastor

Pastor Mitch and his wife, DeAnna, moved to Bakersfield from Lake Providence, LA in 2013 with their five children. He has served as a Senior Pastor since 2001 and is a graduate of Liberty University and Liberty Theological Seminary. He enjoys reading, watching LSU Tiger sports, spending time with his family and enjoying God's creation.

David Cummings

Associate Pastor of Students

Pastor David Cummings is a San Diego native who began serving at Daybreak Baptist in 2015. Pastor David has been working with Jr. High and High School students since 1999, and he is crazy enough that he has no plans to ever stop. He married his best friend, Carolyn, in 2008, and they have two beautiful daughters, Emily and Hannah, who follow him wherever he goes. In his free time, he is a student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a collector of vintage Coca Cola artifacts and Disney Infinity characters. 

Leon Longacre

Senior Adult minister

Leon directs one of the most dynamic Sr. Adult ministries you'll see anywhere.  He is always finding ways for the church family to fellowship together and build the community that Daybreak is known for, as well as providing pastoral care for many in our church family.

Ann Hamman

Administrative assistant

Ann is our church secretary, but does so many other things to support and encourage the family of Daybreak.