‘Lagniappe’



Moving Forward

Last week as I checked in to vote at my polling place, I was served by a woman I didn’t know but who knew me. She was very friendly and very nice, with warm words about the church. As I began to enter the voting booth, she asked a question I’ve been asked many times […]

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Celebrating Graduates—Celebrating God

Today we celebrate over 40 of our young people who are graduating from high school. What a significant day this is – – both for the students and for their parents and guardians. At noon Sunday, our student ministry will host a luncheon for graduates and their families. It’s always a great time to remember […]

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Reflecting God’s Image in Our Relationships

Relationships are everything. At some point in life, we all come to understand that relationships–with God and with others–account for the value of life. God made us for relationship with Him. He created us in His image. He wants us to REFLECT His image in all of our relationships. These are basic Christian truths. Our […]

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Welcome to First Baptist Church

I want to welcome you to First Baptist Church! As I often say, “Thank you for attending. We are glad you are here.” We recognize what a special day this is. While many of our regular attenders are visiting family out of town, many of you are guests worshiping with us on this special day. […]

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Sending Hope

Last week I wrote about the opportunity we have to participate with 45,000 other Southern Baptist Churches to send missionaries, plant churches, and help in times of disaster across North America. The North American Mission Board helps in all those areas. We have the opportunity to help make a difference by giving through our annual […]

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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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Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. — Galatians 6:2 (NIV)