‘Pastoral Leadership’



Your Church’s Security

I’ve been thinking about church security since the 1990s. I distinctly remember when it  became a major item on my radar. It was a Wednesday night when we heard of a church shooting in Fort Worth, Texas. It was a Baptist church whose Wednesday night service seemed very similar to what we did at that time on a Wednesday […]

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Too Hard to Talk About

I’m having a hard time getting my mind around what happened at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. I know I am not alone. Here are some of the thoughts and issues running through my mind. First, I am amazed at the neighbor who confronted the shooter and actually wounded him and then […]

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I’d Rather Have Jesus

“I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold;    I’d rather be His than have riches untold;    I’d rather have Jesus than houses of lands;     I’d rather be led by His nail pierced hand    Than to be the king of a vast domain and beheld in sin’s dread sway;    I’d […]

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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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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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Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. — 1 Peter 2:2-3 (NIV)