What Deacons Do At First Baptist Church

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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My New Sermon Series

Beginning this weekend, I will be preaching a new sermon series entitled “Overcoming: Living Christ’s Victory.” This is the premise: we have no reason to live defeated lives; we have every reason to live victorious lives. Christ died to make us new people. We are His new creation; all things have become new. We have been […]

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Living In Uncertain Times

You and I live in uncertain times. Amazingly, that often seems to be the most certain experience we have. Think with me about all the areas we struggle with. Will we have a nuclear Iran? Will our country deal with it adequately or hope it goes away? What about our economic situation? Health care? The […]

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Our Dreams For Our Student Ministry

Recently, we examined the make-up of our church. The Saturday/Sunday Bible study attendance is made up of 48% under age 18 and 52% 18 and up. Those numbers picture a very healthy church. If the numbers were skewed in either direction, the church would be unhealthy. Today I want to write about our Student Ministry […]

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Our Mission Opportunities

In my responsibility as President of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, I spent Tuesday in Alexandria, Louisiana, for the meeting of the Executive Board of the convention. The Executive Board has the responsibility for making convention decisions between the convention’s annual meetings. The next annual meeting will be November 12-13, 2012, in West Monroe, Louisiana. The […]

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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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Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. — Galatians 6:2 (NIV)