‘Pastoral Leadership’



How to Cope with Social Distancing

I’m sure I’ve never thought that I would be writing about social distancing or how to cope with being quarantined, but this is reality. By the way, when I told a friend about this blog, he suggested that another title might be, “How to live with your children all day without going stir crazy.” I […]

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Church Will Be Different Today

For almost anyone reading this all across America and throughout the world, your church and your worship service will be different today. For the first time ever, I will be preaching to a empty church building. The worship service will be online, but it will not be with a group of people gathered for worship, […]

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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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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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This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. — 1 John 3:16 (NIV)