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What the Church Gives

“The local church is the only organization I know that will provide all that it offers, for free, for anyone, for as long as they want”–Dan Reiland. The more I read that quote Thursday morning, the more significant it became for me. The church really is what Dan Reiland said. It really is the only […]

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Welcome to Dr. Jamie Dew

I have a deep affection for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. New Orleans Seminary brought me to Louisiana. Martha and I thought we would be here just long enough to finish our Master’s degree and return to our home state. We had no idea what the future held. At New Orleans Seminary I met some […]

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Would You Like to Help New Churches?

Would you like to help start churches in Louisiana, especially in the southern part of the state where the need is the greatest? Would you like to start churches that reach the ethnic groups of the state? Would you like to help churches refocus their emphasis on the youngest generation among us? All of that […]

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Why Churches Do Well

I am fascinated with churches. I always have been. One of the things I often ask is, “Why do churches do well?” Over the years I have preached sermons (based on Scripture, of course) with titles such as “Why Good Things Happen at Church.” Why do churches do well? Let me give three very general […]

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Congregational Meeting #3 2019

Our third congregational meeting for the year 2019 will be held this weekend (Sunday, September 8 at 6:00 pm) in Central Hall. Our congregational meetings are important times for us. Our by-laws and our church culture calls for transparency in our meetings. For this reason and because we are congregationally governed, I hope you will […]

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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)