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This Special Day

This is my Easter greeting to those who worship at First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, where I preach the gospel and serve the congregation.   Welcome to First Baptist Church and to our Easter weekend services! We are thankful you have come to join us as we worship and celebrate what God has done for […]

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The Goodness of this Day

Today is Good Friday. While we instinctively know the goodness of this day, it almost seems impossible to the rational mind. What makes this day good? How could the death of the Son of God ever be considered good. First, the goodness of this day is because of God. This day shows us–in very tangible […]

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This is How You Should Pray

“Thou art coming to a king, large petitions with thee bring. For His grace and power are such, none can ever ask too much”–John Newton. “I am the Lord your God who brought you out of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it”–Psalm 81:10. “Then the word of the Lord came to […]

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Who’s Coming to Church Sunday?

I’ve been an interested observer of the church all my life. Even before I became a preacher and a pastor, I was fascinated by the church and how it functioned. That brings me to Easter Sunday and who will be in church and who won’t. This question is on my mind because our pastoral staff […]

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Two Unforgettable Memories

Like most of you, I have vivid memories of a number of things from my childhood. Most of these were simple events that had no longer significance than what happened then and my memories of them. Other events, such as when my parents told me at age 8 that my grandfather had died, linger on […]

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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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For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. — 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV)