Thanks For Your Faithfulness

We cannot do without you. You are absolutely essential for the Body of Christ and for the Kingdom of God. As you and I obey our Lord, we serve Him and the kingdom is blessed. Thank you for serving, witnessing, giving, and praying for the work of God through First Baptist Church. I want to […]

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Sermon Series “Wisdom For Difficult Times”

Do we go over the fiscal cliff? Will we go back into another recession? What will happen in the Middle East? Will Iran develop a nuclear weapon? Will North Korea develop a long range missile to reach the west coast of the United States? The questions about the future go on and on. These may […]

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Why We Need Christmas More Than Ever

This has been an awful week for the people of Newtown, Connecticut. No town and no family should have to bury its children. After the shootings last week the town center changed abruptly. The city fathers thought it best to take down Christmas decorations because “it was no time to celebrate.” We all certainly understand […]

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Where Will You Give This Christmas?

Christmas and the end of the calendar year are times when Americans give more money than any other time. What will you give this year? Let me suggest Christian ministries where you can give extra money before the end of the year First, consider giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. This offering provides half […]

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The People Who Pack Your Parachute

Who are the people who really touch the lives of people? In church, we see those people over and over. God works through the lives of people who give their best in the service of others. While we can talk about many groups, today I am reminded of those who serve with our preschoolers 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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Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. — Psalm 27:14 (NIV)