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for: ‘January, 2016’



A Word to Our Guests

Sunday, January 31, 2016, is our formal groundbreaking for our church expansion. This is my Lagniappe for this weekend. Thank you for worshiping with us today at First Baptist Church. This is a special day for us, and we thank you for joining with us. This day marks another step forward in fulfilling the dream […]

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What Are You Going to Do Tomorrow?

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young”–Henry Ford. “It ain’t over till it’s over”–Yogi Berra. “Hope is one of the Theological virtues. This means that a continual look forward to the eternal world is […]

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Are You Nervous? Afraid?

Are you dealing with stress? Are you nervous? Afraid? Do you get nervous when you speak in public? Are you afraid of certain situations and what might happen? Almost everyone gets nervous when they speak in public. It’s one of the greatest fears in life.You may remember that people often say speaking in public is […]

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“I Am Fantastic, How Are You?”

“I am fantastic, how are you?” A couple of Saturdays ago I stopped by St. Tammany Parish Hospital to make a visit after our Saturday evening service. Since it was later in the evening, the information desk was manned by a Sheriff’s deputy. As I walked by I innocently asked “How are you?” His reply […]

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Do You Love Your Pastor?

Do you love your pastor? Does he love you? Pastors and churches often get a bad rap. It works both ways. People often act as if churches never care for their pastors. At the same time people also say that the pastor doesn’t care for the church. While no church or pastor is perfect, I […]

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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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Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)