‘Pastoral Leadership’



What We Need in 2018

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). “Fallen man is not simply an imperfect creature who needs improvement: he is a rebel who must lay down his arms”–C.S. Lewis “There’s a silent pause between Christmas and the New […]

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You Must Give

“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed”–Proverbs 11:24-25. “The Spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions, and the nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we must become”–Henry Martyn. “We’re used to hearing […]

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The Pastor’s Main Job

Except for several years when I served as a professor for a theological institution, I’ve been a pastor since I was eighteen years old (when I say that I usually smile and rhetorically ask, “What were those people thinking?”). One of the main things I have pondered over the years is the job that a […]

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Three Unbreakable Laws of Leadership

One of my main jobs is to lead the church. Some people would place leadership above preaching and teaching as the main responsibility of a church pastor. With that in mind, I want to share with you three laws which are “unbreakable.” Of course, anything can be broken. The following three laws can be broken, […]

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Learning to be Grateful

“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child”–King Lear, Shakespeare. “Rejoice always. Pray constantly. And give thanks in all situations for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”–1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. “I can’t find anywhere in the New Testament where whining, complaining, or grumpiness is exalted“–Waylon Bailey. […]

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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)