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for: ‘June, 2015’



Tomorrow’s My Big Day!

Tomorrow is an exciting day for me. At 10 o’clock tomorrow morning I will rappel down the Capital One building in Baton Rouge. The building is the second largest in the city (only the state capitol is taller). The Capital One building is 24 floors and 308 feet. I’m looking forward to rapelling. I’ve never […]

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Hurting People Hurt People

Hurting people hurt people. As you watch people, you begin to notice a pattern. One of those patterns is that people hurt people. You and I have watched this through the years. We’ve seen it in our lives, and we’ve seen it in other people’s lives. People hurt people. They do it by their words, […]

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What Makes A Church Great

Some stories are really worth telling. This is one of those stories. In the mid-1950s, the church I pastor had its only disruption since the time of World War II. Little is known about the history of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana,  prior to World War II. We simply know that it was a small, […]

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My Responsibilty as a Church Member

As a church member, I have responsibilities. Do you ever think about your responsibility as a church member? Our failure to see ourselves as responsible to God for our church membership may be one of the greatest indictments of the modern church. Have you considered how you are responsible as a member of the church? First, […]

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What Time Is It?

I love the different seasons of the year. Even though, we really don’t have seasons in south Louisiana, I love the differences in the seasons we do have. And, by the way, I love the Louisiana joke that our seasons are shrimp, oyster, alligator, and crawfish. You are in a season of your life. What […]

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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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Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. — John 14:6 (NIV)