Helping Hurting People

I want to thank you for what you’ve done to help people whose homes and businesses have flooded. We all know how widespread this is and how many people have suffered because of it. Here are some things you need to know. In addition to the 60,000 homes flooded, 72 Southern Baptist churches and 57 pastor homes […]

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The Great Flood of 2016

Over a five day period of time, Louisiana received a monstrous amount of rainfall and experienced a flood variously estimated to be a 500 or 1000 year flood. In those five days, Louisiana received more rainfall than Bakersfield, California, does in five and a half years. It’s not the kind of history you want to […]

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What Makes A Church?

I get asked a lot of questions about church–both from people in the church and out of the church. People often want to know how the church works (people in the church) and who runs the church (people on the outside). Those are valid questions. You may want to know the same. After my sermon […]

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It Is All About Relationships

Martha and I had a great time away, but we are excited about being back. Today marks the beginning of the new school year. In many respects, this is a more significant time then January 1 because this is really the way our year revolves. It’s all about school beginning and ending. For that reason, […]

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I Want to Live Happily Ever After

I’ve met plenty of people who are unhappy, but I’ve never met anyone who didn’t want to be happy. Every couple I’ve counseled with before marriage had every intention of being happy. That’s why the ending of Cinderella is so appealing. The idea that we can do anything and live happily ever after strikes us […]

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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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[To the Church in Laodicea] “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. — Revelation 3:14,20 (NIV)