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Learn to Guard Your Time

If you’re going to live healthy and work effectively, you must handle time. I am amazed at how quickly time and things are moving. For the first time in my life, I am even hearing teens talk about how quickly times goes by. How can we guard our time so that we can use it […]

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Learn to Guard Your Heart

Scripture refers to the heart in a number of ways, but it seems primarily to be the center of a person, a place which controls all other aspects of life. In this sense, the heart is the center of our relationship with God. If that goes, everything goes. We must make sure we guard out […]

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Living Healthy and Working Effectively

Later today I have the wonderful opportunity to speak with frontline chaplains who work in crisis situations. These are people who work with people when the very worst has happened. I can’t imagine how difficult their job is. I’ve been asked to help them with their jobs and with their lives. I hope to be […]

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What Jesus Meant by Becoming “Fishers of Men”

“And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19, KJV). Many people react negatively to this passage of Scripture. They somehow see some malevolent intent in the words of Jesus, As if Jesus means to “hook” or “trap” or something worse. But Jesus never manipulated or trapped […]

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Welcome Adam Watson

Today we welcome Adam and Laura Watson and their family to First Baptist Church. Adam is beginning his ministry with us as our Worship Pastor. As Worship Pastor, Adam will work on our music team alongside our Minister of Music David Logan. Adam will have primary leadership for the 6:00 PM Saturday and 11:00 AM […]

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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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If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. — James 1:5 (NIV)