‘Pastoral Leadership’



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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How You Start Your Day Really Matters

“The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and […]

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Four Ways to Give Yourself More Time

I’m always looking for more time. You probably are too. One of the things I always smile when I hear is how busy retired men are. They will say something like this, “As busy as I am now, I don’t know how I ever went to work.” I do smile at that statement, but it […]

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Good Christians Make Good Citizens

“Good Christians make good citizens”–Justin Martyr, Christian Apologist who died A.D. 165 in Rome. “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way”–1 […]

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Satan is a Roaring Lion

“Our sophisticated worldview can actually hinder us in the situations we confront. We start thinking that the problem is a spouse, a child, a boss, a policy, illness, or a circumstance”–Chip Ingram. “We learn from Paul in Ephesians chapter 6:10-21 that every Christian is in a wrestling match and the problem is not ‘flesh 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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For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, — Philippians 1:29 (NIV)