Can I Give Now?

Last week we were approached by someone who asked: “Will we have an opportunity to make a commitment to help pay for the expansion to our campus?” We smiled and assured them that the opportunity is quickly arriving. Let me share with you the schedule for preparing and equipping the church concerning our Forward! Capital […]

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Why We Have A New Capital Campaign

I hope you know by now that First Baptist Church has authorized a new capital campaign to include people and to raise funds for our building expansion. I also hope you want to know why we are having this campaign. The whys of any decision are extremely important. I hope my reasoning for the why […]

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Why Good Things Happen

When I see something good happening at First Baptist Church, I often think of those who have gone before us, specifically the group who founded the church and the group who set it on its present course. Can you imagine the city of Covington without a Baptist church? That city certainly existed. From 1813, when […]

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Our Building Plan and Our Future

Our building expansion has gotten out of the ground and is beginning to show the future outline of our campus. Over the next few weeks, I want to keep you up to date on our expansion and the associated areas. Here is the rough outline of what we are doing. First, we are building three […]

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Who is Georgia Barnett–and What Difference Does It Make?

I hope you have seen special offering envelopes for the Georgia Barnette Offering. You may be asking (I hope you are) who is Georgia Barnette and why should I consider giving an offering for this need? Georgia Barnette loved Christ and worked to build His kingdom. She specifically worked with Louisiana Baptists to call 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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Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. — Galatians 6:2 (NIV)