Moving Toward Our New Building

Thanks to all of you who read this blog. The following words are about events at the local church where I have been privileged to serve as pastor for 24 years. This will give you an idea of my philosophy of leadership and the practical ways I use to inform the congregation. May God bless […]

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Could This Change Your Child?

Advertisements abound about changing some aspect of your child’s life or behavior. Whether these work or not, I don’t know. Earlier in the week, I talked with someone burdened with kids (mainly teens) who have checked out on life and who, at such an early age, have little hope in life. We talked about what […]

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Making Church “Just Right”

Last week I had the privilege to visit Metairie Church and preach in person at the morning worship service. These are words which characterized my experience: warm, inviting, friendly, caring. In other words, Metairie Church is becoming exactly what we wanted it to be. The building itself is warm and inviting. The location is easy […]

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Today In Metairie And In Covington

Metairie Church is progressing nicely. I am looking forward to preaching at Metairie Church this weekend. Of course, I preach each week by means of media, but this week I will preach “live.” After the service in Metairie we have a lunch fellowship. I am excited about being with new and current friends at Metairie […]

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Finishing Well

This Part I of a two part series on Finishing Well. Please come back to the site tomorrow to see Part II. Last week, I received an email from friends in Arkansas. David and Shirley Smith traveled to Israel with us last year. That’s how we became friends. We have continued our friendship at a distance […]

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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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If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. — Romans 10:9-10 (NIV)