‘Lagniappe’



Why Your New Member Class Matters

A church’s new member class is one of the integral parts of the church. Our new member class serves new and prospective members. We call it the Discovery Class. In my opinion, the Discovery Class is one of the most important parts of First Baptist Church. Our Discovery Class is for everyone, but we particularly […]

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“What Can We Do To Make A Difference?”

“What can I do to make a difference?” Sometimes, that question is asked as if there is nothing we can do, but we can make a difference. Here are some ways you can make a difference. First, spend time asking God for His blessings over your family, our state, and our country. Pray for the […]

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A Good Year

I use my “Lagniappe” article each week to give my local congregation a “little something extra”  concerning our church. This is some of the information you need. Today I want to write about our Connect Group attendance and our total worship attendance. Here’s the short version: both have done very well and are at record […]

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Our New Office Building

The construction on our campus is almost complete (we do have other areas to update and reconfigure which will be discussed below). We are thankful for the amazing buildings which have been built and the opportunities those bring for our ministry. This week the fire marshall comes and the contractor and architects start work on […]

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Why We Baptize in the River

Next Sunday afternoon (at 4:00 PM) the church will gather at Bogue Falaya Park in downtown Covington to participate in a time of baptism for new believers. This may seem a bit unusual because we have a beautiful baptismal pool in our new worship center, but we do it for a reason. Why baptism and […]

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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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So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. — Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)