Your Relationships Are Everything

What could be more important for your happiness than good relationships with family, friends, and church? When people retire what do they miss most? Very few people miss the stress or pressure. Even less miss the inordinate demands a job can make, but almost everyone misses the people they have worked with and gotten to […]

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FBC by the Numbers

Think of all the things a church family does. Sometimes it’s amazing to even consider. You might be able to make a list, but you could never really quantify what a church does. There are a few ways you can put a number to what a church does. The church’s budget is one of those ways. I want […]

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The Secret of Getting Things Done

“I learned that personal discipline is the indispensable key for accomplishing anything in this life. I have since come to understand even more that it is, in fact, the mother and handmaiden of what we call genius. . . . We will never get anywhere in life without discipline, be it in the arts, business, […]

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Our God is an Amazing God!

You may have seen this picture this week. If not, you have surely seen it through the years. It’s one of those pictures that really doesn’t seem possible, but it is very true. This is the last of the “Tunnel Trees.” These trees were hollowed out over 100 years ago (the 1880’s) to aid tourism in […]

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When God is Silent

Sometimes God can seem very quiet and distant. We sometimes feel we are all alone and that God is not hearing our prayers. I speak to people often about this need. What can you do when God seems distant? I’m sure there will be detailed answers to this question in many theological discussions. I also […]

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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 everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. — Philippians 2:14-16 (NIV)