How To Make A Giving Decision

Day Four of “Getting Ready for Christmas” (Read Isaiah 9:1-7, my sermon text for this week). We know we need to be givers, but we also know it’s difficult to give. How do you make a giving decision? Once you’ve decided to give, where do you give your money? Like most everything else, I believe […]

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Searching God’s Will For The Church

Obviously and completely, a church should seek God’s guidance and direction. Church cannot be what I want or what I think, it must be about God and His desires for His local body of believers. In all our ways we should acknowledge Him in order that He may direct our paths (Proverbs 3:5-6). As we […]

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Things I Am Thankful For

All of us have many things for which we need to express gratitude. It is so easy to take our blessings for granted. Here are two things related to First Baptist Church for which I am thankful. First, I am thankful for the beautiful worship services last week when so many people made commitments to […]

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Three Things I Care About

As a pastor of a church, people often want to know what I enjoy doing or what matters to me. They often mean, “what are your hobbies and what do you like to do just for fun?” It’s important, of course, for those who attend FBC Covington and worship with me to know those kinds […]

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Thank You For Caring

I want to thank all of you who came to our Rise Up! Reveal Gatherings. Your willingness to give the time and the effort to attend encouraged all of those on the pastoral team as well as the Strategy Planning Team and the leadership for the capital campaign. Thank you for caring about the future […]

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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)