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No Camping for Me!

Before I was an older teenager, I camped out quite a bit. It all started with my family going on a camping trip with my best friend’s family. Imagine four adults and four boys on a camping trip in one station wagon! I also did a lot of hiking and camping with my Boy Scout […]

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Three Things to Know Before You Die

The Apostle Paul faced the very real prospect of an imminent death. He had been arrested, jailed, and placed on trial. He waited to find out the verdict. While we can’t be completely sure, most biblical scholars assume that Paul was acquitted and released from prison. Later, he was arrested again and executed by Rome […]

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“Now, It’s Our Turn”

I want to be writing today about the opening of our new preschool and children’s building and our new schedule beginning next Sunday. I am excited to see how God has brought us so far and blessed us immeasurably more than we could ever ask or imagine. But, I can’t. The human needs are too […]

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The Day They Gave A Standing Ovation at IHOP

The awful devastation of Hurricane Harvey made me remember something that happened twelve years ago. Twelve years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It has taken these twelve years to recover. Like me, many people in my home area recall the devastation and anxiety associated with such a great disaster. […]

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A Response to Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans area and the Mississippi Gulf Coast twelve years ago yesterday. I thought I would never again see anything as devastating. Hurricane Harvey is making everyone reassess their understanding of the word “catastrophe.” The images and the reports are beyond comprehension. Two nights ago I awakened in the middle of […]

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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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My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. — 1 John 2:1 (NIV)