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America Needs Your Church

In World War II, a poster of Uncle Sam pointed right at you and said: “I want you for U.S. Army.” Those were frightening times for the whole world, but those were outside problems. I have no doubt Americans can deal with any problem with outside enemies. It’s the inside enemies that worry me. Today […]

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Hot Days and Warm Hearts

Late one hot afternoon last week I ran into one of our church members leaving the church property. I asked how he was doing and he responded something like this: “I’m blessed. I’m working with these kids from World Changers, and I am blessed to get to work with them.” Then he continued on saying: […]

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Where Have the Father’s Gone?

Years ago, Focus on the Family promoted a noble ministry to “the least of these.” That’s when they asked their supporters to send new Mother’s Day cards to incarcerated individuals around the country to send to their mothers for Mother’s Day. It was a tremendous hit. Prisoners requested more cards than could be provided on […]

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What Time Is It?

I love the different seasons of the year. Even though, we really don’t have seasons in south Louisiana, I love the differences in the seasons we do have. And, by the way, I love the Louisiana joke that our seasons are shrimp, oyster, alligator, and crawfish. You are in a season of your life. What […]

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Why This Has Been a Great Week

Vacation Bible School has been a great time. It’s always a great time when you’re dealing with kids and talking about spiritual things. But, there are specific areas where VBS/VBX has been great. Here’s my list. First, VBS has been great because we talked about God leading us through life. The theme verse for this […]

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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

Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the LORD. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the LORD. — Jeremiah 23:24 (NIV)