‘Lagniappe’



Why Baptism Matters

Years ago, I made a commitment to lead First Baptist Church according to the teaching of the New Testament. This means that we emphasize and encourage baptism as an essential aspect of a life of obedience to Christ. I also made a commitment to give the church the reasons why we do things the way […]

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Churches and the Favor of God

What makes a church grow? Here are some of the reasons that we know–good leadership, good preaching, good location (you can’t have 1000 people in church if you have 500 people in your community), outreach, evangelism. The list could go on and on. Churches grow for many reasons, but I can’t imagine churches growing without […]

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My Thought Process for the New Sermon Series

School starts soon and I will begin a new sermon series on making significant changes in life. The title is: “Transformed: The Art of Living Differently.” The beginning of the school year is a great time to talk about changing life for the better. I enjoy preaching from a series. Even though this is not […]

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Leading the Church

Each year First Baptist Church elects twelve men to serve as deacons for a two year period. These twelve men join the twelve elected the previous year to make up the deacon body of First Baptist Church. At FBC deacons have the responsibility to jealousy guard the unity of the church and to lead it […]

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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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Verse of the Day

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. — 1 John 2:1 (NIV)