‘Pastoral Leadership’



You and Your Character

“What we see matters, but what we don’t see matters more. . . . While character is vital to our relationships with others, it is even more vital to our relationship with our omniscient Lord. The prophet said to him: ‘He who forms the mountains and creates the wind, and declares to man what is […]

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Is Valentine’s Day a Christian Holiday?

Although there is plenty of debate, we don’t know a lot about who Saint Valentine was nor do we know how Valentine’s Day became what it is today. I did hear someone say that we can surely say that Saint Valentine was good for Saint Hallmark. Is Valentine’s Day a Christian holiday? Should it be one? […]

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What Does Your Reputation Say About You?

“If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me”–Dwight L. Moody. “I remember being moved when I read the last will and testament of the late J. P. Morgan. He is noted as perhaps the most influential banker in history. I have often wondered about the reaction of his children […]

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Four Things A Pastor Never Wants to Teach His People

John Maxwell famously stated: “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” In churches, we know this to be true: a church becomes like its leadership. When the leadership is good, positive, and effective, the church grows in health and significance. When the leadership is weak and ineffective, the church suffers with unhealthy behaviors. What is it […]

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Intimacy with God

“They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob”–Psalm 24:5-6. “On one hand, to ‘receive blessing from the Lord’ we must ‘seek the face of the God of Jacob’ (Psalm 24:5, 6). Then, when we […]

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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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There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. — 1 John 4:18 (NIV)