‘Lagniappe’



The Deacons of First Baptist Church

Last Wednesday night in its Congregational Meeting First Baptist Church elected fifteen new deacons to begin serving a two year term. These are the new deacons: Cliff Anglin, Kim Carver, Jim Cook, Tim Crabtree, Adam Hankins, Johnathan Hills, Rock Kendrick, Steve Mikell, Tommy Milazzo, Dale Padgett, Steele Rolston, Dwayne Schaefer, Tom Stogner, Mark Thompson, Charlie […]

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Getting Ready for the Future

2018 has been an historic year at First Baptist Church. We have had record attendances in Connect Groups, Worship Services, and new members while building facilities to carry us far into the future. When I reflect over these and several other significant events, I am moved to gratitude to God for His goodness and appreciation […]

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Elections Have Consequences

Barack Obama, and probably many more before him, famously said, “Elections have consequences.” Elections have always had consequences. The election this Tuesday, November 6, will either reaffirm the direction of the country or turn it in a new direction. What we decide and how we vote will affect the future of America. At this point […]

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On Signs, Signage, and Office Space

When it comes to building anything, it’s hard to finish. While we have been in our new worship space for the last eight months, we still aren’t quite finished. Clif Smith and our Strategy Planning Team are continuing to work to get us across the finish line, but we aren’t quite there. One of the […]

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Governing the Church

Churches are governed in many different ways. While I don’t consider that others govern their churches wrongly, I certainly am thankful for the way our church is led and directed. We are a free church, and we are congregationally governed. This means that the authority is derived from the congregation. In practical terms it means […]

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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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Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)