How I Communicate with the Church

I’m asking everyone to read today’s Lagniappe. It’s important for the Lead Pastor of the church to communicate with the congregation. As I’ve often said: “Churches do well with communication and poorly without it.” With a large congregation (or a small one), communication is difficult. Here’s the way I seek to communicate with the church. […]

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I’m Going Over the Edge

Friday, June 19th, I plan to go “Over the Edge” by rappelling down a high rise building in downtown Baton Rouge. I hope you will support me as I do so. Martha wants you to pray, and I want you to give for needs of foster and adoptive kids and families in Louisiana. We have […]

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It’s Time to Pray

It’s time to pray. We need to see prayer as it really is. It’s an opportunity to connect with God in personal relationship and to cast all our needs upon him. I’d like to give you a few items for which you need to pray. First, pray for leaders over the nations (1 Timothy 2:1-4). […]

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Living Rich

This weekend I will begin a new sermon series from the Gospel of John. The new series is titled: “Living Rich: Eternal Life in the Gospel of John.” We will have six messages which cover much of the Gospel of John. I developed this series when I discovered how often “eternal life” is found in John’s Gospel. […]

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My 2015 Easter Greeting

May God bless you and your family this Easter. I pray you would experience the Risen Lord as those first believers did. This couLd be the biggest day of your life. Easter is a really big deal. Here’s why. First, without the resurrection of Christ, the Christian faith is simply another empty religion. Sure, Christianity […]

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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 them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. — Colossians 1:27-28 (NIV)