‘Pastoral Leadership’



The Scarred Hands of Jesus

“I am a child of God. I am crucified with Christ. I am complete in Christ” – Glenn C. Stewart. “When God gives me a vision of truth, there is never a question of what He will do, but only of what I will do. God has never failed me, nor failed to carry out His plan and purpose in my […]

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On Patriotism, Generosity, and Kindness

“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in–Theodore Roosevelt. “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt uses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again. It is no longer […]

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Does God Have A Place in America?

John Adams, our second president, was a man of deep belief. This is what he said about the Word of God and the power of the Gospel: “Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! […]

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Our Great Need for God

“If the Church of Christ is ever going to be a force for God, then it must be melted down in the flames of an old-fashioned, God-sent, heaven-born, heart-searching revival. And I mean revival, that gentle breathing of the Spirit of God upon a church and congregation, which awakens within each Christian a new love for […]

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“There’s No Substitute for a Full-time Dad”

“The difference between a ‘man’ and a ‘father’ is that the former shares his genes, but [the] latter gives his life” Craig D. Lounsbrough. “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you”–Exodus 20:12. ” ‘Honor your father and mother’–which is the first […]

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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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“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” — Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV)