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My Prayer For The Louisiana Senate

I had the privilege yesterday to pray at the opening of the session for the Louisiana State Senate, an opportunity afforded at the invitation of Senator Jack Donohue of the 11th Senatorial District and Senator Sharon Weston Broome, President Pro Tempore of the Senate. I am thankful for the opportunity to pray for our elected […]

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Can You See Jesus?

I well remember meeting Dr. Jerry Breazeale. He was the long-term respected pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana. About the best you could say of me was that I was a rookie who had just moved to the Superior Avenue Church in the same city. Not long after I met Jerry, he […]

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Who Is The Young Man In The Linen Cloth?

One of the mysteries of holy week is found in the Gospel of Mark. In the midst of the arrest of Jesus, a story is found which is unique to the Gospel of Mark. The story involves a young man clothed only in a linen cloth who narrowly escaped capture by leaving the cloth behind in […]

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The Uniqueness of Christ

Sometimes the greatest blessings come from the worst tragedies. The New Testament is like that. Would we have had any of Paul’s letters if the churches had not suffered persecution or false teachers? Paul wrote to help the church deal with the conflicts and difficulties that they faced. We are forever blessed because Paul cared […]

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This Ministry May Not Be For You

This may not be a ministry that you want to do. It may not even be a ministry that you’ve ever heard of or given any thought to. There obviously are other ministries like this, but they are small and underpublicized. They are led by people who are fully committed. They seek no publicity or […]

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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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Verse of the Day

[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)