‘Lagniappe’



Reaching Locally—Reaching Globally

What should a church do? What should our mission be? It seems that almost everyone – – even people who don’t go to church or appreciate the church – – has an opinion about what a church should do. Wouldn’t it make sense to learn what the founder of the church had in mind for […]

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God Bless America

God bless America! What a joy this week to celebrate our independence and the wonderful freedoms afforded by the Constitution of the United States of America! John Adams, our second president and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, envisioned a great time of celebration each year of these freedoms. “I am apt to believe […]

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What Every Christian Needs to Know

Today we welcome Ron Deal to First Baptist Church. Ron will preach all the weekend services as well as lead a seminar on Sunday afternoon for step parent families and/or blended families with the possibility of establishing a ministry for these families. We are thankful for Ron and his ministry.   Beginning in August I, […]

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Our Time Away

Martha and I want to thank you for our time away during the month of July. You are very gracious to offer us this time and to insist that we take it. We know that as the month goes along we will also look forward to our return. I will continue to communicate with you […]

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How Was Vacation Bible School?

All this week I have been asked, “How was Vacation Bible School?” Those who asked wanted to know everything. How many enrolled, how many kids, how did the building work out for VBS? The interesting thing about these questions is that they primarily came from senior adults or older, working people. You would think that […]

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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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I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws. — Psalm 119:7 (NIV)