Can I Give Now?

Last week we were approached by someone who asked: “Will we have an opportunity to make a commitment to help pay for the expansion to our campus?” We smiled and assured them that the opportunity is quickly arriving. Let me share with you the schedule for preparing and equipping the church concerning our Forward! Capital […]

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Your Church and Your Ministry

“If you don’t cross over from what-I-get to what-I-give, your church will become increasingly unsatisfactory to you”–James Macdonald. “Everything which really needs to be done in our souls can only be done by God”–C. S. Lewis. “To be a fisher of men, you must have two groups. The large circle which is filled with so many needs and the […]

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Six Areas Where Your Pastor Is Struggling

Let’s not be naïve. Every pastor struggles. Most of us have been around pastors and churches long enough to know the truth of these statements. Christian maturity also helps us to understand that every pastor and leader struggles. Today, I want to equip you to help your pastor by recognizing some of the most prominent […]

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Six Reasons You Should Read the Bible

We live in a world that is ignorant of Scripture, and therefore we live in a world in jeopardy. Here are six reasons why you should read the Word of God. First, reading, studying, memorizing, and meditating on Scripture puts you in a position to hear from God. What could be more important than hearing […]

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What Would Malachi Tell Us Today?

Recently I have been studying the prophecy of Malachi. Malachi is widely understood to have been the last prophet of Old Testament times. From the time of Malachi to the beginning of New Testament times, there was no prophet speaking to the people of Israel. Malachi had a unique perspective and message. What would he […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)