Having A Christmas Of Significance

We get caught up in giving and receiving, enjoying and going, doing and planning at Christmas. What we really need is a Christmas of significance–a Christmas that truly can be remembered. What would a Christmas of significance look like? If we look at Matthew 2, we find the visit by the wise men and the […]

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Christmas Is Not Your Birthday

Christmas is not your birthday. Isn’t it amazing? We do treat Christmas like it’s our birthday. We indulge ourselves in almost every way–eating, drinking, buying expensive gifts. Christmas has become one big birthday party that we throw for ourselves. Have we forgotten that Christmas is about the Good News? That we really should think of […]

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A Blessed People

For all of the problems in the United States of America, we are a blessed people. I hope that every day is a day of thanksgiving for you. We are blessed to live in a land of plenty and to be people who are free to vote, protest, speak, and worship. In my way of […]

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My Goals for the Louisiana Baptist Convention

Last week, I was elected President of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, a position that should enhance my work through First Baptist Church and not detract from it. My primary responsibility will be to help plan and preside over the annual meeting of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. I also will become an ex officio member of […]

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FBC Welcomes Louisiana Baptists!

First Baptist Church Welcomes Louisiana Baptists! This week marks an historic first both for Louisiana Baptists and for First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana. For the first time the Louisiana Baptist Convention will meet in St. Tammany Parish. We are thankful to have the convention meet in our parish and in our¬†facility. The convention of Louisiana […]

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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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Verse of the Day

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)