Getting Ready For August

The month of August is one of the biggest months of the year at FBC Covington. The reason is the beginning of school. Instead of beginning the new year in January, I’ve often thought it made more sense to begin the new year when the new school year begins. I love new beginnings. In August, […]

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God’s Goal: Your Transformation

When I think of First Baptist Covington, Paul’s letter to the church at Thessalonica comes to mind. Paul had a difficult experience in Philippi as he attempted to share the gospel, but the people at Thessalonica were much more receptive. In one of the earliest writings in the New Testament, Paul thanked them warmly for […]

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Thankful For A Caring Church

Martha and I want to thank you for our time to be away. We are enjoying the rest and already looking forward to returning in August. Several people have written to encourage me and to remind me how blessed we are to have pastors we can count on to preach and to do congregational care […]

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Happy Birthday Covington!

On July 4th, the city of Covington will be 200 years old. Congratulations to Mayor Cooper and the city fathers for a beautiful city and a great celebration. Covington is a unique place to live. After all, how many places in the whole country are two hundred years old? Martha and I were downtown last […]

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“My Hope”

I am excited about my sermon this weekend. (BTW, if the pastor who preaches is not excited about the sermon, we are in trouble). The story is the call of Matthew to serve as Jesus’ disciple and what Matthew did in response (Matthew 9:9-17). This is what Matthew did. He invited other tax collectors and […]

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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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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. — Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)