Ministries That Make A Difference

Over the last two weeks I have written about the ministry of deacons and about the ministries of First Baptist Covington in general. Today I want to get specific about several ministries that make a difference. The place where I live and minister is blessed with a number of ministries which are making a real […]

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It’s Been A Good Year

Martha and I had a blessed 2013. We have so much for which to be grateful, not the least of which is getting to serve with First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana. We are blessed to be members of this congregation and to have the joy of serving with you. 2013 was a good year for […]

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Thank God for People Who Serve

Last week I had the joy of spending time with a young (younger than me) pastor from north Louisiana. We had a delightful time talking church. I’ve done this over the years. Sometimes I am the one asking questions and sometimes I am the one answering questions. This time I answered the questions. The questions […]

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Where’s Your Safety Net?

Rick Warren recently wrote about a person’s safety net, but he wasn’t talking about social programs or even money in the bank. For him, a safety net means people you can count on when life is tough and times are hard. He spoke of having people to sit with you when a relative has surgery […]

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Trending–A New Sermon Series

This may be one of the most difficult sermon series I have attempted to preach. Not difficult because the text is obscure or difficult to interpret. And not difficult because the message is complex. Actually, the text is simple and easy to understand. Children easily understand the message from this passage of Scripture. All of […]

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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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Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. — 1 John 4:11-12 (NIV)