Our New Building–Where We Stand

First Baptist Church has voted to explore completing our church master plan with a building to house additional Bible study space, a larger Commons area, and a new worship center. Let me bring you up to date with where we are today. First, this is a large (larger than our current facility) and complicated project. […]

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Why the Discovery Class Matters

First Baptist Church’s Discovery Class may be the most important event that you can be a part of at FBC Covington. As a pastoral team, we believe every member of First Baptist Church should have completed the Discovery Class. That’s our goal, and we hope to achieve that in the future. The Discovery Class is […]

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The Best Hour of the Day

One of the highlights of my day is what happens early in the morning in our offices at First Baptist Church. We meet together for the first fifteen minutes to pray about our day, asking God for His direction and leadership. It’s such a blessing to begin the day in this way. We pray for […]

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Easter is Our Super Bowl

I smiled as one of our pastors described the importance of Easter Sunday. He said: “Easter is our Super Bowl. It’s the biggest day of the year. If we don’t make it happen on Easter, we have missed a real opportunity.” While that may be an exaggeration, it is only a slight exaggeration. Easter is a […]

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Praying Over Faithful People

“Everyone deserves to be prayed over as they begin their ministry.” I remember well the context and the two people who gave me those words. It was a word from God Himself. In the New Testament, we see example after example of people being prayed over as they begin a new area or work of […]

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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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Verse of the Day

The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. — Romans 13:9-10 (NIV)