‘Pastoral Leadership’



What You Do in Private

On the Wednesday of Passion Week, “Jesus spent this day [Wednesday] in private. . . . preparing himself for what would soon become the most public of events. In contrast to the solitude of this day, he would soon drag a cross through crowded streets and be executed in full view of the multitudes that […]

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Have a Great Easter (and Try This Web Site)

There’s a website I glance at everyday. Even though I don’t always read each article, I check the headlines to see what’s happening in the world and in the church. The website is the official news organ of my denomination (the Southern Baptist Convention). You can find it here. I keep this site bookmarked on […]

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We Need A Real God

“Some take pride in chariots, and others in horses, but we take pride in the name of Yahweh our God”–Psalm 20:7. “The madness of mornings is a key reason most of us believe we have no time. We have time, but it’s consumed by sound and fury that culminates in few accomplishments beyond getting out […]

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Praying for New Braunfels

Wednesday afternoon thirteen members of the congregation of First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas, died in a terrifying automobile accident. I can’t imagine what those families, the church, or that pastor is going through. On Wednesday fourteen senior adults from the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels (near San Antonio) left a three day […]

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Everything is Different Now

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle”–Benjamin Franklin. In the cross of Christ which brings our justification, “The whole tenor of our life has changed. Everything is different now, because we ourselves are different. . . .No Christian who has grasped these truths could ever seriously contemplate reverting to the old […]

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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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For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” — Luke 19:10 (NIV)