It Is All About Relationships

Martha and I had a great time away, but we are excited about being back. Today marks the beginning of the new school year. In many respects, this is a more significant time then January 1 because this is really the way our year revolves. It’s all about school beginning and ending. For that reason, […]

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I Want to Live Happily Ever After

I’ve met plenty of people who are unhappy, but I’ve never met anyone who didn’t want to be happy. Every couple I’ve counseled with before marriage had every intention of being happy. That’s why the ending of Cinderella is so appealing. The idea that we can do anything and live happily ever after strikes us […]

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Some Things I Need to Say

I have been away from First Baptist Church since the first of July, and there are some things I need to say to you. First, I love being a pastor, and I love you. Martha and I are loving our time to rest and relax, but we are excited to be with you again. I […]

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Have a Great Summer–and Fall!

I hope you have a great summer, and I hope you have an even greater fall.

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Where Do We Go From Here?

I have had many people ask me through the years, where do we go from here? They were talking about First Baptist Church, of course. I’ve always appreciated those people who want to know, “What’s next?” and “How do we get there?” Those questions have preceded some wonderful ministries at FBC, ministries such as “Yes, […]

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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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And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. — 1 John 4:16 (NIV)