Truth and Revival

“In a short while the whole of the country was aflame,” he said. “Every church was stirred to its depths. Strong men were in tears of penitence, and women moved with a new fervor. People were overpowered by the Spirit as on the day of Pentecost, and were counted as drunken men. In the services […]

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The One Thing to Make Church Better

I’ve spent all of my adult life trying to make church better. After all, that should be part of a job description for a pastor. You certainly want your pastor to think this way. You want him to be praying and thinking about reaching the lost and equipping the saints to do the work of […]

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Four Things You Need to Know About Christmas

It’s amazing how significant Christmas is in our culture. Though many children may not know that Christmas is connected to Christ, they certainly know about Christmas. What do you need to know about Christmas? Here are four things everyone needs to know. First, Christmas describes real events with real people and real eternal consequences. From […]

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Castro and the Church in Cuba

Fidel Castro took control of Cuba January 1, 1959. To begin with, this looked to be a positive sign for Cuba. Castro displaced a dictator by the name of Batista. Within only a few short years, Fidel Castro’s true colors came through. He declared himself to be a communist, and his dictatorship far surpassed the […]

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Who Is “The Word” and What Does He Do?

The Apostle John famously began his gospel with these words, “In the beginning was the Word,  and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God” (John 1:1–2). Of all the writers of the New Testament, only John the Apostle referred to Christ as the Word 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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“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. — John 15:5,8 (NIV)