‘Pastoral Leadership’



Mama

My sweet mother went to be with the Lord yesterday (August 17, 2019) at about 6:45 AM. She had just gotten out of bed and gently quit breathing. My brother Vance and I were blessed to have such a wonderful mother. She was gentle, tender, and strong. She was a great encourager. We were blessed […]

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Keeping Confidence

As I counsel with people I often tell them they need someone in their life they can talk with who will keep their information completely confidential. I probably don’t have to tell you how many people have been hurt by a “friend” divulging sensitive information. It’s hard to find someone who can be trusted. This […]

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Do Something

If you have read my blog over the years, you know that I have a lot of interest in being productive, getting things done, and dealing with procrastination. Let me give you some thoughts about how you can accomplish the things you need to get done. Here are some suggestions. First, develop a plan and […]

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An Encouraging Word from United Methodists

Tuesday, February 26, was an historic day in the United Methodist Church and possibly for Christian churches in America. On Tuesday, delegates of the United Methodist Church decided to not adopt the One Church Plan which was proposed by its bishops and would have allowed each congregation and each conference to decide for itself about […]

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Sexual Abuse and the Church

Sexual immorality and sexual abuse are rampant in America. The sexual revolution of the 60’s has sown the wind, and we are reaping the whirlwind. Even the church is deeply grieved and affected. Yesterday I was asked to appear on local television to make a statement about the issue. My five minute interview resulted in […]

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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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Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. — Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)