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Opportunities and Blessings

Today, I want to write about two things. First, I want to remind you of the opportunities we have to worship God and to fellowship with one another during this Christmas time. Next weekend will be our Christmas musical, O Come Let Us Adore. O Come Let Us Adore is a joint effort of our […]

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Christmas Can Be Hard

Christmas can be hard. But it also can be good even when circumstances are difficult. Life is filled with difficulties. The circumstances of life sometimes make any celebration–birthdays, holidays, etc–difficult. I remember so well as a teenager when someone close to me was killed in a traffic accident. I couldn’t get over the fact that […]

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Thanksgiving is a Lot of Things, But It’s Not Easy

You can say a lot of things about Thanksgiving Day. It’s fun. It’s nice to have a day off. It’s wonderful to have family together. I love the football games. You probably have many other ideas you could add about Thanksgiving Day and being thankful. One thing you cannot say is that giving thanks is […]

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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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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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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)