Our Time Away

Martha and I are grateful to have time to be away during the month of July. We have found this extended period is a great refresher for us as we look forward to the fall. I am excited about August and the next two years as we complete the expansion of our building. We anticipate […]

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Generation Next!

Today’s sermon is about tomorrow – – tomorrow’s generation, that is. My sermon today will be about the next-generation both for the world and for the church. It’s about what we should do to reach the next generation. I believe the generation growing up and even being born in America today has the potential to […]

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The Report from Vacation Bible School

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Vacation Bible School 2016 is in the books, and those books record a great VBS. I want to thank all the volunteers and First Baptist Church as a whole for providing Vacation Bible School for the children of our area. During Vacation Bible School week, the church expends large […]

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It’s Easy to be Discouraged

We all know discouragement is easy and optimism is difficult, but as Jim Denison says, “It’s always too soon to give up on God.” If the future of the world is up to me, we’re in trouble; if the future of the world is in God’s hands, we are in wonderful shape! Beginning today and […]

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I Am Sold on VBS!

I am sold on VBS! Vacation Bible School begins Monday. It’s going to be a really big day – – more than 1000 kids and hundreds of volunteers. It costs a lot of money and takes a tremendous amount of effort. I am thankful for the volunteers who have made this happen. Why am I […]

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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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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. — Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)