I Love Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. I always have. Thanksgiving and Christmas were special times for my family. I grew up in the same town with both sets of my grandparents. Though my father‘s father died when I was eight years old, we continued to meet together on Thanksgiving day and again on Christmas day. One of the […]

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What the Psalms Tell Us about God

I have come to appreciate the Psalms. They are the praises of the Hebrew people and Christians through the ages. They are that and much more. One of the things I particularly appreciate about the Psalms is how they reveal the character of God. The revelation of God’s character is one of the major contributions […]

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The Deacons of First Baptist Church

Last Wednesday night in its Congregational Meeting First Baptist Church elected fifteen new deacons to begin serving a two year term. These are the new deacons: Cliff Anglin, Kim Carver, Jim Cook, Tim Crabtree, Adam Hankins, Johnathan Hills, Rock Kendrick, Steve Mikell, Tommy Milazzo, Dale Padgett, Steele Rolston, Dwayne Schaefer, Tom Stogner, Mark Thompson, Charlie […]

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Six Ways to Save Time and Stay on Track

Do you remember when the advent of technology was supposed to give us so much free time? It didn’t happen, of course. Since technology can’t give us time, we have to find ways to make our time work for us ourselves. How can we save time and stay on track with all we have to […]

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What to Say When You’re Put on the Spot

Jesus warned us that persecution would come. It seems that the last 200 years in America has been the very unusual exception rather than the rule about Christians. Recently, I heard a speaker who named the three largest persecutors of Christians: 1) governments in general, 2) Islam, and 3) communism. Around the world, Christians suffer […]

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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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[Thanksgiving] I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— — 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 (NIV)