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What Christ Means to Me

Yesterday our pastors met for our weekly meeting. We did many things which are routine for us. For example, we talked about upcoming events and items everyone needed to know about. We laughed a lot and enjoyed being together. One area that is a standard at our meetings is the discussion of people who have […]

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Faith and Action

James passionately encouraged believers to put their faith into action. He challenged them to recognize that faith will show itself in ministry toward others. What can we learn from James’ teaching about faith and action? First, he teaches us that it’s easier to talk than it is to act. In church life we see this […]

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Why Your New Member Class Matters

A church’s new member class is one of the integral parts of the church. Our new member class serves new and prospective members. We call it the Discovery Class. In my opinion, the Discovery Class is one of the most important parts of First Baptist Church. Our Discovery Class is for everyone, but we particularly […]

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What Every Child Should Know

A very large part of the responsibility of the church is to teach children “the way they should go.” This is obviously the responsibility of parents but also a major concern for the church. What is it that every child should know? First, every child should learn the value of working hard and not giving […]

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What Makes Church Special?

I love the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. I always have. Even as a teenager when I thought I never would want to be the pastor of a church, I loved the church. We know why the church is special. It belongs to Christ. It is made up of those redeemed by the blood […]

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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 we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. — Hebrews 10:30-31 (NIV)