Why I’m Excited about FBC

I’m excited about First Baptist Church and our future. Let me tell you why. I’m obviously excited about expanding our building and the opportunities it will bring us in the future. Possibly at some other time, I can use my Lagniappe article to let you know how I see those possibilities. But, the expansion is […]

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Thoughts about Prayer, Blessings, and Tolerance

“Satan dreads nothing but prayer. His one concern is to keep the saints from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, he mocks our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray–Samuel Chadwick. “No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; […]

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How I’m Praying for My Grandchildren

I have four grandchildren in Generation Z. Their ages range from 14 to 3 years old. They will grow up in the greatest time of change that I can imagine. Culture has flip-flopped in the few years of my oldest grandson. He was born ten days after 9/11. He has grown up during the most […]

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My Four Grandchildren

My four grandchildren are all part of the generation being born in America right now. Many people call this generation “Generation Z,” because the two previous generations have been known as Gen X (my daughters and their husbands are part of this generation) and Gen Y (also known as the Millennials). These are children who […]

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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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But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. — Psalm 103:17-18 (NIV)