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Churches and the Favor of God

What makes a church grow? Here are some of the reasons that we know–good leadership, good preaching, good location (you can’t have 1000 people in church if you have 500 people in your community), outreach, evangelism. The list could go on and on. Churches grow for many reasons, but I can’t imagine churches growing without […]

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My Thought Process for the New Sermon Series

School starts soon and I will begin a new sermon series on making significant changes in life. The title is: “Transformed: The Art of Living Differently.” The beginning of the school year is a great time to talk about changing life for the better. I enjoy preaching from a series. Even though this is not […]

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Leading the Church

Each year First Baptist Church elects twelve men to serve as deacons for a two year period. These twelve men join the twelve elected the previous year to make up the deacon body of First Baptist Church. At FBC deacons have the responsibility to jealousy guard the unity of the church and to lead it […]

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August @ FBC

Mark Your Calendar! Public schools begin in less than a month. It’s time to get back on a schedule and look at the opportunities that a new school year brings. I hope that you will make this August like the beginning of the new year—a time to reflect about where we are in our relationship […]

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Getting Ready for July

Several years ago the leadership of First Baptist Church insisited that Martha and I take some time to be away to “renew and refresh.”  We had resisted the idea for a number of years.  For some strange reason, taking a month away did not seem like the thing to do (what was I thinking?).  After the […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)