Almost 500!

I have good news–our Forward! Capital Campaign is approaching 500 commitments! These are 500 commitments to give, pray, and seek God and then to follow God’s direction. A capital campaign is never only about giving; it is about being open to God and letting God show you what He can do through you and His church. […]

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Christmas: What It Means

I love Christmas. I always have. That’s the judgment of most everyone I know. We all love “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.” We certainly need to know what happened at the first Christmas, but we also need to know what it means. The gospels meet both of these needs. […]

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The Defining Moment

I saw this headline and it captured my interest: “The Defining Moment of a Capital Campaign.” What do you think the defining moment of a capital campaign would be? Would it be when you begin, when you get key leaders on board, or when you reach the goal? All of those make sense, but that’s […]

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Two Things You Need to Know

One of the things I try to do constantly is to keep you informed about important events in the church as well helping you see the vision and purpose of the church. With that in mind, here are two things you need to know. First, deacons serve as servant leaders of our congregation. While they […]

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It’s Time to Go FORWARD!

You have obviously seen the fast pace of our new construction. The contractors tell us that they are on time and are hopeful to have the educational portion of the building ready next summer. The commons area and the new worship center will be ready early in 2018. It’s exciting to see everything that’s taking […]

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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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God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” — John 4:24 (NIV)