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Buckets Of Blessings

God’s grace is amazing and His faithfulness is never ending. God’s Word tells us that. I remember the first time that I really “got” that concept. It came from the mouth of my professor, mentor, and later colleague and friend, John Olen Strange. Dr. Strange served as a chaplain in World War II in one […]

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First Baptist Church Welcomes Kevin Harless

Welcome Kevin Harless. At our congregational meeting this past Wednesday, First Baptist Church unanimously called Kevin Harless as our Children’s Pastor. We are grateful to have Kevin, Tiffany, Chloe, MacKenzie, and Graci Harless in our church. God blessed us by bringing them here, and we anticipate God’s continued blessings as Kevin oversees our children’s ministry. […]

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Trends That Encourage Me

I am encouraged about many things, and I want to share some of these with you. I am encouraged about people who are turning to God for their problems. Our pastors get to see many people with deep problems. That is always sad, but it gives us a lift to hear people say, “I’ve realized […]

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It’s Time

This year marks the 200th year of statehood for Louisiana. It should be a wonderful year as we look back over the history of our wonderful state. This also marks the 200th year of Baptist work in the state. It has been a good 200 years. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. This is […]

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A Look Backward and Forward

Each year at significant milestones, I report to the church where we are and where we are going. This allows the church to reflect and look back as well as look forward. Part of my responsibility is to lead the church in understanding God’s vision. One way that I do so is to have a […]

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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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Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)