Christmas and the New Year

Everybody loves Christmas. At least, I know I do. Though our lives have changed as we’ve moved from children to grandchildren and now an empty nest, I still get very excited about Christmas. I hope you do as well, and I pray God will bless you with a meaningful Christmas time. Let me remind you […]

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Let’s Support the Missionaries

Several years ago, Southern Baptists (the nation’s largest protestant group and largest missionary sending organization) announced that we had more people who wanted to serve as missionaries than the funds to sent them. That had never before happened with Southern Baptists. Late last summer, the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention called 600 […]

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The Season of Giving

Earlier this week, I read a brief blurb entitled “The Season of Giving.” This really is “the season of giving.” People give more between Thanksgiving to Christmas than any other time in the year. First of all, here are a couple of ways you can maximize giving. We pay a lot of taxes, and we have a complicated tax code. […]

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We’re Off!

Wednesday evening the church met together for its congregational meeting to discuss our 2016 budget and to vote on beginning our building expansion. The church voted affirmatively to begin the building process. The first phase of the expansion will begin shortly after Thanksgiving. It will include all site work (mostly below ground so that we […]

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I’m Thankful for These Men

Each year First Baptist Church elects twelve deacons to serve a two year term.  The deacons are called by the church to help in pastoral ministry and to model consistent Christian living before the congregation. Pastors (also known as elders and bishops) and deacons are the two scriptural offices in the church.  Therefore, those who […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)