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My Message to High School Graduates

One of the great joys of being a pastor is getting to talk to high school graduates. I had that wonderful opportunity Sunday. In addition to the graduates, I spoke to their parents, grandparents, and siblings. We had a banquet for our graduating seniors, and the house was packed. It was a wonderful experience. What […]

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I’m Looking for Great Church Members

I’m looking for good church members. So are you. We are all looking for people who can be a blessing to the church and to those who are outside the church. We are looking for people who will make the church what God desires it to be. Let me give you four suggestions for being […]

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The Last Part of the Puzzle

Wednesday night, we met as a congregation and worked through the last part of the puzzle for the current expansion of our building. Based on the ongoing giving to the church expansion, the Strategy Planning Team, with affirmation from the Finance Ministry Team, proposed that we move forward with Alternate 3A (the shell for the […]

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Wisdom Worth Hearing

“Popular wisdom is often more popular than wise. True wisdom comes from our Creator more than His creation”–Jim Denison. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths”–Proverbs 3:5-6. “But the wisdom that comes from […]

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Three Steps for Making Your Relationships Better

Relationships can be tricky. They certainly can be hard. Over the years I have learned the following three steps to help me with relationships. First, accept the fact that everyone has weaknesses. Acknowledging your own weakness will help you accept the fact that other people have weaknesses, make mistakes, and do dumb things. The more […]

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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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[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)