‘Pastoral Leadership’



Sexual Abuse and the Church

Sexual immorality and sexual abuse are rampant in America. The sexual revolution of the 60’s has sown the wind, and we are reaping the whirlwind. Even the church is deeply grieved and affected. Yesterday I was asked to appear on local television to make a statement about the issue. My five minute interview resulted in […]

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Six Ways to Save Time and Stay on Track

Do you remember when the advent of technology was supposed to give us so much free time? It didn’t happen, of course. Since technology can’t give us time, we have to find ways to make our time work for us ourselves. How can we save time and stay on track with all we have to […]

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We Can Take the Heat–But Not From You

Last week a promising young pastor who served a large church in California committed suicide. His death has rightly caused shock, concern, and grief among church leaders all over the country. We are immediately filled with questions. What was going on in his mind and heart? What was he going through? His wife has made […]

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What Would You Tell the Leaders of Your Church?

Sunday afternoon, Martha and I traveled to Pineville, Louisiana, to fellowship with and speak to the deacons of First Baptist Church. It was a great time. I know many people in that fellowship, and it was a joy to see them. Their pastor is a great leader who has done a good job leading the […]

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Why Churches Grow

Yesterday, I had the wonderful privilege of preaching for chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. It’s always an enjoyable experience to preach in chapel, especially in the first week of classes when students are fresh and eager. After chapel, we had lunch with President Kelley and several faculty members. It was a warm informal […]

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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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For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. — 1 Peter 2:15-16 (NIV)