‘Lagniappe’



The Year in Giving

Last week I shared with you a snapshot of the last twelve months at First Baptist Church. This has been a very good year in measurable statistics, with record average attendance in worship and Bible Study as well as new members. For all of this we are grateful. Today I want to share about our […]

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A Snapshot of the Last Twelve Months

This past week we submitted our Annual Church Profile to our ministry partners at the Northshore Baptist Association. This report also goes to Louisiana Baptists and to the Southern Baptist Convention. Like you, these ministry partners want to know the state of the church (ours and others) at this point in time. Our Annual Church […]

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How to Bless Your Church

I usually use this space to bring you up to date on items you need to know about the church. Today I want to ask you to think about how you can be a blessing to the church and a minister in the kingdom of God. How can I be a blessing to the church? […]

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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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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)