A Gift Like No Other

Yesterday was a great day. No one on earth planned it this way but the coordination of events was beautiful to behold. Yesterday morning I preached on the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and last night we baptized sixty-four people in the Bogue Falaya River in Covington, Louisiana. All four gospels speak of the promised […]

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Four Game Changers for Your Church

I promise. Adopt these four attitudes and practices and your church experience will be decisively changed for the better. What are they? First, acknowledge that what you think of the church or pastor or preaching is of little consequence. It really doesn’t matter what I think of the church. What matters is what Christ thinks […]

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Managing Your Time Wisely

“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important”–Dwight Eisenhower. “Important tasks are things that contribute to our long-term mission, values, and goals”–Brett McKay. “These are evil times, so make every minute count”–Ephesians 5:16, CEV. “Do what matters most first each day when your willpower is strongest. Maximum strength willpower means […]

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When Life Gets Overwhelming

Life can get overwhelming. One of the strange parts of modern existence is how overwhelming life can get. When life should be easier–think of all the modern conveniences we have–it actually seems to become more difficult. More stuff adds more stress. My life should be so convenient. After all, I own an iPhone and an […]

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The NFL Bans “Slap Ya Mama”

I know this isn’t big news nationwide and probably didn’t even make the news outside Louisiana, but this is headline grabbing in south Louisiana. The NFL has banned “Slap Ya Mama” hot sauce from advertising with the National Football League. “Slap Ya Mama” is the silly name for a serious sauce and spices company in Louisiana. […]

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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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Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. — Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)