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Your Chance to Help Our Guests

Now that we have the 4th of July behind us, we are moving quickly toward the occupation of the educational part of our expansion and our new schedule beginning September 10. This week our contractors will be finishing up the connectors to our present preschool and children’s hallways. That will allow us to start getting […]

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On Patriotism, Generosity, and Kindness

“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in–Theodore Roosevelt. “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt uses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again. It is no longer […]

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Real Persecution–Real Prayer

Monday, June 26, 2017, I received this email. It is from one of our ministry partners of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, who lives and ministers in India. Out of an abundance of caution, I am leaving out the names and pertinent information about the event. I will tell you that persecution of Christians has […]

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Simple Steps to More Meaningful Prayer

I’ve never met a follower of Christ who didn’t want and need a more meaningful prayer life. I’ve written many devotionals about prayer. When I think of fervent and devoted prayer, Elijah immediately comes to mind. Through prayer and devotion to God, he was able to take on the pagan king and queen of Israel […]

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Four Thoughts about the Fourth of July

Let me wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July. I want to give you four quick thoughts about the Fourth of July and the birth of this great nation. First, we need to give thanks to God for creating us and allowing the residents of the United States of America to live in […]

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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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“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” — Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV)