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What Jeremiah Taught Me About Serving God

God’s call of Jeremiah to be a prophet (Jeremiah 1:4-10) to the nations is a treasure chest for understanding service to God. Though Jeremiah had no special abilities or background, God called him to go to the nations with the message of God. His call teaches us about serving God. What are those special lessons […]

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I Want You to Have a Church “Family”

My family and I want to thank you for your prayer and wonderful expressions of sympathy over the death of my mother. You as a church have been everything we needed you to be during this time. Our pastors and our church staff members have supported me and carried on the ministry of the church. […]

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The Impact of a Man of God

The prophet Jeremiah lived and prophesied at the most pivotal juncture of the kingdom of Judah. God set apart Jeremiah to be His spokesman to call the Southern Kingdom to repentance and obedience. During this difficult time, Jeremiah stood tall in his faithfulness to God. Who was Jeremiah and what was his impact? First, Jeremiah […]

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Mama

My sweet mother went to be with the Lord yesterday (August 17, 2019) at about 6:45 AM. She had just gotten out of bed and gently quit breathing. My brother Vance and I were blessed to have such a wonderful mother. She was gentle, tender, and strong. She was a great encourager. We were blessed […]

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My Favorite Bible Personalities

Do you have a favorite Bible personality? In some ways, it is hard to think of a favorite personality in the Bible. Is that really the right thing to do? Should you have favorites? It’s also hard because we don’t “see” or “hear” anyone. We only get to read about them. For me, it’s really […]

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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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Verse of the Day

[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)