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A Wave of Prayer Moving Over Louisiana

For all of 2012, Louisiana Baptists and other Christian churches have been emphasizing the need for a spiritual awakening for our state. This came about when we realized that Louisiana has never really been touched by the four great spiritual awakenings in our country. You can find information about the first two spiritual awakenings in […]

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Do A 180

Let’s all do a 180 this year, in baptisms I mean. Late last year the pastoral team met to talk about what we hope to accomplish in the coming year. You know about our desire to explore opportunities to expand our outreach through multi-site campuses. We believe that we can reach people through extending our […]

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We Choose To Because It Is Hard

Over the Mardi Gras break part of our larger family visited Florida. One of their stops was Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. They enjoyed an unusual tour of the giant building that we all see when a rocket or the space shuttle is launched. The grandsons had multiple stories to tell about the […]

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Doing The Work Of Ministry

Early in December I issued a rather strong challenge to the church to step up in our concern for the people of the world. This is the way I stated the challenge. “In a meeting last year I realized that though Southern Baptists give the largest mission offering in the world, the offering is really […]

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Sunday’s Coming

Next week I will begin a new sermon series called “Lead Me to the Cross.” I plan to preach six messages in the weeks leading to Easter concerning the meaning of the cross to you and me. One of the messages will be taken from Galatians 2:20. I see this passage as serving as a theme […]

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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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“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. — John 10:14-15 (NIV)