‘Pastoral Leadership’



Freedom That Is Really Free

“No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States”–Article VI of the United States Constitution. “In current American culture, you are free to be a Christian as long as you don’t actually live out your faith, vote your faith, take a stand in relation […]

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Your Responsibility to God

“The first question which the priest and Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’ “–Martin Luther King, Jr. “Whoever knows the right thing to do and […]

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What Are You Doing Today?

“If Jesus returns tomorrow, then tomorrow I’ll rest from my labor. But today I have work to do”–Dietrich Bonhoeffer. “The worst in Mother Nature often brings out the best in human nature”–Florida Television Commentator. “My theology is that if I can see God moving through people, neighbors helping neighbors, I can shelve the bigger question […]

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I Could Not Have Made This Any Better

“If I could have scripted today, I could not have made it any better.” Those were the words I wrote to our pastors and administrative staff Sunday afternoon about the successful launch of our new schedule. I could also say that it was better than I could hope or imagine. Thank you for helping make […]

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Learning to Battle Sin

“There are many things that bind us! As long as we hold on to them, their power over us continues. It is only by letting go that we become free”–John Dee Jeffries. “Christ has saved you from sin, but the temptation to keep dabbling in it will keep you busy the rest of  your life. […]

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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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Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)