Servants of the Church

Recently, I met with the four new nominees to be ordained as deacons of First Baptist Church. At the conclusion of the meeting, I reflected on our time together. I remarked to several people about their “good hearts,” their desire to “serve God,” and their interest in being “servants of the church.” Soon, we will […]

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Why I Want You to Attend the Discovery Class

First Baptist Church has a class for new members and those who are interested in membership. We meet six times a year, and we put a lot of eggs in this basket! Because its so important to us, I want everyone to attend. Since 2000 we’ve had over a thousand people attend. We’ve gotten positive feedback from those who have […]

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I Want to Give You Something

I want to thank you for faithfully reading this column week after week. Your reading allows me to give a little something extra–thus the name Lagniappe–to the congregation each week. Now, I want to give you something in return. After writing Lagniappe for my twenty-five years at First Baptist Church and my Life Apps that […]

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Starting the New Year Right

I hope you’ve had a wonderful time of rest, worship, and family during these past two weeks. Martha and I have had a great time with our own family and our church family. I hope you are ready to get off to a good start for 2015. Here are some of the things we will […]

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Starting Over

Beginning in January, I will be preaching a series called “Starting Over.” I often feel the need and necessity of beginning again in life. We all know the hopes and dreams of a new year. We also know how wonderful and significant it us to get to start again. We’ll begin the new year by […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)