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The Best Kept Secret

As I visited with a new family to our church this week, I became aware that sometimes we keep secrets about important meetings and events. One of the best kept secrets at First Baptist Church is our Wednesday night activities. Each Wednesday night we have Christian growth ministries for preschoolers, children, youth, and adults. Each […]

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Our Congregational Meeting and More

Last Wednesday night we had our first Congregational Meeting for 2017 (our by-laws call for four each year). Our meetings for the congregation are part business and part information and discussion. I would encourage you to participate whenever possible. The meetings last less than an hour and are usually filled with the kind of information […]

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Notes for Our Congregational Meeting

We will have our first Congregational Meeting of the year Wednesday evening, February 8, at 6:30 PM. We have four meetings each year for the purpose of providing accountability, making decisions which only the Congregation can make, and providing important information to the congregation. If possible, we need you to be present. Here are two […]

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Four Things You Need to Know About This Weekend

This weekend will be a significant weekend for our church. We will make decisions which will determine the future of our church, and we will hold events which could and should make a difference in your life with the Lord. Let me tell you about these four events. First, we welcome Maggie Fredericks to our […]

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Are We Close?

Last week I reported to our deacons about open pastoral staff positions. You are aware that we are currently looking for a Children’s Pastor as well as a worship leader or Minister of Music. I told the deacons how I have often been asked if we are close. Each time I respond by saying, “We […]

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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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There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. — 1 John 4:18 (NIV)