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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“And The Survey Says . . .”

Last month the people of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, participated in a Transformational Church survey. This is the report of our consultant. We took the survey to help us do a better job of touching our local community and the world. We are hopeful that the survey helps us to “stir up one another to love and good […]

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Our Obedience and God’s Faithfulness

This month concludes the three year journey and adventure of Destination: Inheritance. Three years ago this month Firtst Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, began a capital fundraising campaign to add a 20,000 square foot addition to The ROC as well as the addition of a basketball pavilion, sand volleyball courts, and soccer/softball fields. All of that has […]

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Tim Tebow, Faith, and Football

“Those who honor me, I will honor” 1 Samuel 2:30. Those were the words of a man of God concerning Eli and Eli’s sons. Eli and his sons had disdained and dishonored the call of God on their lives. They used the sacrifices given by the people of Israel for themselves. Actually, Eli’s sons were […]

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Electing Leaders

Each year First Baptist Church elects twelve deacons to serve a two year term.  The deacons are called by the church to help in pastoral ministry and to model consistent Christian living before the congregation. Pastors (also known as elders and bishops) and deacons are the two scriptural offices in the church.  Therefore, those who […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)