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A view of church life at First Baptist Covington. First Baptist Church Covington has several important events over the next few weeks. These are important to the church and important for you. Wednesday, March 19, at 6:15 PM. This Wednesday we meet as a church body to hear a presentation from our architects and from […]

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My New Sermon Series for Easter

The cross of Jesus Christ is the central event in all of history. I am thankful to have the opportunity to preach through Easter Sunday about the cross. In the past, I have often preached from the Gospels relating the actual events of the crucifixion. In the coming weeks, I plan to preach from other […]

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Why Do You Do The Things You Do?

I am writing this on Thursday, but I’m thinking about Sunday. I’m thinking about Sunday and the sermon I feel led to deliver to the people of my church. Since the first of the year I have been preaching a series on things that are Trending. This week the sermon is how greed and selfishness […]

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What Will Church Be Like In 2044?

I spent several days this week joining with other pastors of similar size churches across the Southern Baptist convention. As usual with these kinds of gatherings, we networked, fellowshipped, and discussed common problems. While most of the problems are exactly the kind that you could think of, there were several that you might be surprised […]

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Does Church Make A Difference?

Sometimes we wonder if what we do each week is doing any good. To hear some non-Christians speak is to assume that our evangelism, discipleship, and service ministries are useless and without merit. Does going to church week by week make a difference? You can make a very strong case that the casual church goer […]

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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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Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. — Romans 8:35,37 (NIV)