‘Lagniappe’



A Close Look at the Church

While I have been preaching about “A SWOT Analysis of the Church,” I have not been looking at specific needs of our church. For that reason, Wednesday night at our Congregational meeting, I tried to look at specific “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.” I want to thank all of you who attended and participated. Here […]

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Memorial Day and Our Summer Schedule

On this Memorial day weekend, we must remember and give thanks for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. I hope you will do more than just take a day off. I hope that you will also remember. We are rapidly approaching our summer schedule. Vacation Bible School begins Monday, June 4. We hope […]

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May 30 Congregational Meeting

Wednesday, May 30 will be the date of our next Congregational Meeting. This meeting will begin at 6:45 and last for one hour. The meeting will be more information than voting. We meet four times a year and give reports concerning attendance, ministries, and finances. If you have had issues with “church politics” in the […]

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A SWOT Analysis

I am thankful for the time of celebration we have had these past few weeks. We have celebrated the dedication of our new worship center, and we have celebrated with baptism and with our students. Today we celebrate our families as we join with our country in remembering our mothers. I pray that God would […]

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We’re Glad You’re Here!

For the last 29 years I have written this article entitled, Lagniappe, a term meaning “a little something extra.” While every now and then I have to find something to write, most of the time I haven’t even had to consider to write¬† because I use this column to write about where we are in […]

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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)