Where Do I Go from Here?

“Where do I go from here?” seems to be the question of life. How many times have you asked yourself, “Where do I go from here?” All this week I have met with people who were asking, “Where do I go from here?” Here are a few of the things I’ve seen happening in the lives […]

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For Me to live Is Money?

The apostle Paul had a singular focus. Nowhere is that more evident than his letter to the Philippians. Paul said: “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). Once you begin examining what Paul had to say his statement is startling. You begin to realize that this is a singular […]

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Are We Living in the Days of the Judges?

“In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). The last verse of the Judges explains why so many awful events took place in Israel during the time of the Judges. Every person was doing whatever seemed right to him. Since there was […]

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What We Can Learn About Prayer

Jesus taught us prominently about prayer. He gave us the model prayer (also called the Lord’s Prayer) and reminded us of the need to forgive when we pray. Paul prayed for the churches and exhorted believers to pray in all things and to “pray without ceasing.” He knew we needed to be connected to our […]

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A Brief Profile of FBC Covington

Each year our church sends our annual church profile to be shared with the 45,000 other Southern Baptist churches across the country. These are our sister churches, our partners in ministry. What makes us closer to these churches than the other 400,000 Protestant churches in the country? Years ago, I read a great definition of […]

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About Waylon

I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. — Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)