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Deacons At First Baptist Church

The New Testament shows two scriptural offices in the church–pastors and deacons.  Our church elects twelve men each year to serve a two-year term as deacon. I often get asked how we elect deacons. At this point I smile and say that God didn’t make any mistakes but He came close when He didn’t tell Baptists […]

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Quotations You Can Use (November 9, 2012)

“The goodness of God is that which disposes Him to be kind, cordial, benevolent, and full of good will toward men. He is tenderhearted and of quick sympathy, and His unfailing attitude toward all moral beings is open, frank, and friendly. By His nature He is inclined to bestow blessedness and He takes holy pleasure in […]

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Any objective person can tell that those of us who care about the culture had a bad day Tuesday (election day). Washington state and Colorado both approved the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Maine and Maryland approved same-sex marriage. In the presidential race, abortion and same-sex marriage both received endorsements by the electorate (you […]

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What Now?

I am writing this on election day before the close of any state elections. At this point, we know absolutely nothing about the presidential election or the make up of the House of Representatives or the Senate. I have chosen to write at this point deliberately. For Christians, we need to remember some truths which […]

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What Should This Day Be?

For several days, I have thought and prayed about what I should write on election day. As you might imagine, my ideas have run the gamut of thoughts, emotions, hopes, and dreams. But, I am an unashamed follower of Christ. I love Him even more than family, friends, and country. As I consider this day, […]

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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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May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. — Psalm 19:14 (NIV)