‘Pastoral Leadership’

I Need A “To Do” List

I have found that I am one of those people who needs a “To Do” list. Over the years I’ve used them in a variety of ways, sometimes written and sometimes electronic. Even though I am now using an electronic version— one that I’m very please with – – the old-fashioned kind also works very […]

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Dealing With Evil

“The world is too dangerous to live in–not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit and let it happen”–Albert Einstein. “Whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin”–James 4:17. “Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference. . . […]

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Leading with Integrity

Last week I was reminded of the leadership of Jack Welch, the legendary CEO of General Electric. Under Welch’s leadership, GE became one of the most profitable and influential corporations in the world. Welch is known for his dynamic leadership. He promoted six rules for successful leadership. Welch’s six rules are: (1) Control your destiny […]

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You Can’t Really Live Without God

“Humans were created to need intimate relationship with our Creator”–Jim Denison. “God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our […]

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This Is the Way the World Is

‘There is no duty we perform for God that sin does not oppose. And the more spirituality or holiness there is in what we do, the greater is its enmity to it. Thus, those who see the most for God experience the strongest opposition”–John Owen. “The more you serve Jesus, the more opposition you will […]

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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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)