‘Pastoral Leadership’



Yikes! Where Does the Time Go?

Early yesterday I received an email asking me to reserve dates for later in the year. As I added them to my calendar, I realized these are not “far off” dates at all. They are “close by” dates. The dates are for August, September, and October of 2018. Somehow in my mind I don’t that […]

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Christians and Hollywood

Martha and I have rekindled our interest in movies. Early in life we both went to the movies. I remember seeing the original Ben Hur with its electrifying chariot race. As we dated we often went to a Sunday afternoon movie. But then something happened. Christians deserted Hollywood in the 1960’s and movies become darker […]

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Our God is an Awesome God

“Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you–majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?”–Exodus 15:11. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in […]

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How to Do More and Have Less Stress

Yesterday, I had lunch with a number of fellow pastors. The subject of the meeting went something like this. How to do more with less stress. That subject was made for pastors, but it was also made for anyone in the human race. In a day in which our technology was supposed to make us […]

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Doing God’s Work in God’s Way

“If we will do God’s work, in God’s way at God’s time with God’s power, we shall have God’s blessing”–Leonard Ravenhill. “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but […]

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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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May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)