‘Pastoral Leadership’



The Eyes of the Lord Are on the Righteous

“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”–Eric Liddell, Chariots of Fire. “The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.”–James Yorke. “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who […]

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Growing LIke Christ

“I know of no better thermometer to your spiritual temperature than this, the measure of the intensity of your prayer”–Charles H. Spurgeon. “Despite all of our faults, weaknesses and inabilities, there really is no limit to what God can do with us, if we will simply turn our lives completely over to Him and be […]

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Human Wisdom and the Wisdom of God

“There are 3 truths we must believe about God before we can trustHim: He is completely in control, His wisdom is infinite, His love is perfect”–John Kincaid. “Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced […]

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The Problem of Money

“[Money is] an article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except heaven, and as a universal provider for everything except happiness”–The Wall Street Journal. “Money is also a provoker of covetousness and competition, a wonderful servant but a terrible master. The love of money is still ‘a root of all kinds […]

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Why We Pray

“[When threatened with the fiery furnace the three friends of Daniel showed that] Their obedience was unconditional, no contingencies on what God must do in return. Often people pray ‘God, get me out of this, and [if you do] I’ll do whatever you say!’ The 3 men did not try to negotiate with God, or […]

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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 the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)