The “Baker’s Dozen”

My “Lagniappe” is a regular feature of FBC Covington. I have written this like clockwork for 25 years. It is my way of communicating with the congregation about important issues. Lagniappe means “a little something extra,” like a “baker’s dozen.” Thanks for reading. Worship Services Streamed Live I was very pleased last week to hear […]

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Something Old, Something New

We know the world is changing. It always has; it always will. One way the world is changing is our use of technology. We have embraced technology to help us do so many things. Martha routinely sends me a picture of whatever I need to pick up (I’m really challenged in a grocery store). We […]

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Your Church Can Be Like a Small Town

I still remember the weekend I took one of my college roommates to my hometown. When we arrived in Brantley I realized that my roommate from Birmingham and I didn’t have many things in common. We both were Baptist, from the state of Alabama, and our hometowns began with the same letter. Apart from that, we […]

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A Report on Rise Up!

Where are we with our Rise Up! Campaign? Last year, First Baptist Church voted to move forward with building much needed educational space and commons areas as well as a new worship center. We also voted to enter into a capital campaign to raise needed funds for building. At this point we have commitments for […]

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A Brief Profile of FBC Covington

Each year our church sends our annual church profile to be shared with the 45,000 other Southern Baptist churches across the country. These are our sister churches, our partners in ministry. What makes us closer to these churches than the other 400,000 Protestant churches in the country? Years ago, I read a great definition 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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)