Overcoming Your Barriers

What barriers are holding you back? Which barriers do you have to overcome? Of all the issues of life, this might be near the top of the list. Here’s the reason why: almost all of my problems are MY problems. Though we delight in blaming others, most of the issues of life can be dealt […]

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Bringing July To A Close

Martha and I have enjoyed our time away during the month of July. We have had the opportunity to spend time with family and also to gear up for an exciting start to the new school year. We hope you have had similar opportunities. This weekend Martha and I are making a quick trip to […]

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Doing The Important First

Remember when technology promised to make our lives easier? Remember how we were supposed to have time for the important parts of life while having more leisure as well? Has that been the case with you or are you more rushed than ever before? We all need more time and we all need to deal […]

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The Importance Of Leadership

Beginning in August, my preaching plan will involve a sermon series from Acts called “Turning Points.” The Book of Acts shows a series of decisions and events that changed everything. One way to look at Acts is seeing how God worked in Acts to break down barriers. As I have been studying and planning for […]

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Messages for July

We have an exciting July planned at First Baptist Church. In addition to World Changers next week and Winshape Camp the week after, we have four outstanding individuals to preach this month. Saturday and Sunday, July 7 & 8–Senator Steve Russell We are honored to have Senator Steve Russell speak to us this weekend. Senator […]

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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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When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. — Psalm 94:18-19 (NIV)