Working with Our Partners

We are blessed to have many allies as we seek to do the work of ministry. I am thankful for the churches of our area and throughout the state who faithfully live for Christ and preach the unchanging Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am particularly thankful for our many partners among Louisiana Baptists who cooperate […]

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What Every Church Must Have

I sat down to type out “What Every Church Needs.” I planned to write seven areas that churches simply must have. Here were some of my ideas. A church must have Christ at the center, a love for and genuine interest in the Bible, and a hunger and thirst for righteousness. When I came to […]

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Good News and Big Challenges

August 2015 has been a record month for attendance in both worship and Bible Study at First Baptist Church. This is good news,  and we are grateful to see many people interested in the things of God. Why is this good news? Because “We exist to help people know and accept Jesus Christ and through […]

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Ten Years Later

We’re not celebrating Hurricane Katrina today, but we are remembering what turned out to be one of the single most significant events in most of our lives. We are remembering over 1300 people in our area who died. We are remembering the many people who lost homes and businesses and whose lives were redirected because […]

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Are You New to FBC?

Are you new to FBC? Do you want to get connected? For the last few months we have seen many new people coming to First Baptist Church. I want you to know you are welcome, and we want you to get closely connected to our body of believers. We’ve learned that getting involved in a […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)