We’re Off!

Wednesday evening the church met together for its congregational meeting to discuss our 2016 budget and to vote on beginning our building expansion. The church voted affirmatively to begin the building process. The first phase of the expansion will begin shortly after Thanksgiving. It will include all site work (mostly below ground so that we […]

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I’m Thankful for These Men

Each year First Baptist Church elects twelve deacons to serve a two year term.  The deacons are called by the church to help in pastoral ministry and to model consistent Christian living before the congregation. Pastors (also known as elders and bishops) and deacons are the two scriptural offices in the church.  Therefore, those who […]

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My Vision for Church

Vision counts. Every group and every organization needs a vision. Vision answers the important questions. Every group needs to know why we exist and what matters to us. I’d like to give you my vision for First Baptist Church. I recognize many people would think vision has to do with buildings, property, and growth. For […]

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What Do You Know About Churches and Money?

There are many things about churches and money of which you may not be aware. Did you know that mission sending agencies–including Southern Baptist’s International Mission Board are having to recall missionaries because of lack of funds? In these last days when the gospel needs to go out to all the world, we are having […]

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Coping/Thriving: Learning to Live in Post-Christian America

Today we begin a new sermon series entitled Coping/Thriving. This series will explore how believers in the Lord Jesus Christ can live in the world but not of the world. We all know how difficult this is. It’s nothing new. Even in the days when it seemed that American culture favored or at least tolerated Christian […]

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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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I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.” — Psalm 40:8 (NIV)