A Historic Weekend

This is a historic weekend for First Baptist Church. It begins the meeting of the Metarie Campus of First Baptist Church. We are thankful for all who have prayed and worked to make this day possible. Please let me share with you my vision for the future of our church and our campuses. First, we […]

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You’ve Got To See Metairie Church

Last week I went to visit the location of our new multi-campus site called Metairie Church–I was blown away. It is an impressive location with an impressive look. You will be thrilled at what you see. Here’s a suggestion for what you can do. Go by during the day when workers are present and look […]

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New Sermon Series–Taking The Way Of The Cross

We all have to take the way of the cross. No other way of devotion to God exists. We either take up the cross or we deny Christ. This is the gist of the new sermon series which begins this week and ends with the resurrection of Christ. Please plan to participate in each sermon. You […]

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Metairie Church–Our Strategy

March 10, 2013, will mark the first worship service of Metairie Church. Metairie Church is the first attempt by our congregation in pursuing a multi-campus strategy to reach our area for Christ. This is how Metairie Church will work. The church will not be separate; it will be First Covington meeting in a different location […]

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Metairie Church–Where We Are

Over 100 years ago, Southern Baptists discussed the need to reach the strategic city of New Orleans. As part of their strategy, they set about to establish a school for training ministers. Today, that institution is known as New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. It is a world-class institution for preparing men and women to take […]

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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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But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. — Isaiah 53:5-6 (NIV)