‘Pastoral Leadership’



Living Healthy and Working Effectively

Later today I have the wonderful opportunity to speak with frontline chaplains who work in crisis situations. These are people who work with people when the very worst has happened. I can’t imagine how difficult their job is. I’ve been asked to help them with their jobs and with their lives. I hope to be […]

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Leading Good Meetings

I live in the world of boring meetings. Well, not really but we all know how easy it is to have long, insignificant, and ineffective meetings. What can we do to lead effective meetings? What can we do to get our group to work together and to lead effectively? First, set an agenda and stick […]

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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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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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Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. — Proverbs 17:9 (NIV)