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Creator, Sustainer, Lord of All

Can you imagine what it would have been like to be one of the twelve Jesus chose or one of those others who followed after Jesus? It must have been amazing, awe-inspiring, and frightening all at the same time. Jesus performed many miracles, but two of those seemed particularly to have touched His followers. When […]

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Why You Need to be Grateful–Today!

Over the weekend I read an article by Jennifer Breheny Wallace about the importance–I would say necessity–of gratitude and why it should be a big part of our lives. The article ostensibly had to do with entitled children and their expectation that all of the world should revolve around them. But it soon became an […]

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What Makes A Good Church Leader?

Last night I had the privilege of preaching a deacon ordination service for one of the young men of our church. It was a delightful time being with him and his family and with the family and deacons of First Baptist Church Covington. On any occasion such as this, you often find yourself asking, “What […]

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Thanks to All of You

Each day I write an article about Pastoral Leadership and Christian Living. If you would like to receive your own free copy each morning, you can sign up at or in the box below.   We are now two weeks away from the opening of our new Worship Center. These are truly exciting times […]

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Christ in You

“This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past, but now it has been revealed to God’s people. For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory”–Colossians 1:26-27, […]

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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 blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” — Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)