‘Pastoral Leadership’



The Joy of Staying

I’ve had the joy of being a pastor at the same church for a long time – – 28 years and counting (hopefully). My wife and I both agree this has been the most joyful and rewarding part of our ministry. Though some people would disagree (I recently saw in print the railings of a […]

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Wisdom Worth Hearing

“Popular wisdom is often more popular than wise. True wisdom comes from our Creator more than His creation”–Jim Denison. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths”–Proverbs 3:5-6. “But the wisdom that comes from […]

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What You Do in Private

On the Wednesday of Passion Week, “Jesus spent this day [Wednesday] in private. . . . preparing himself for what would soon become the most public of events. In contrast to the solitude of this day, he would soon drag a cross through crowded streets and be executed in full view of the multitudes that […]

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Have a Great Easter (and Try This Web Site)

There’s a website I glance at everyday. Even though I don’t always read each article, I check the headlines to see what’s happening in the world and in the church. The website is the official news organ of my denomination (the Southern Baptist Convention). You can find it here. I keep this site bookmarked on […]

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We Need A Real God

“Some take pride in chariots, and others in horses, but we take pride in the name of Yahweh our God”–Psalm 20:7. “The madness of mornings is a key reason most of us believe we have no time. We have time, but it’s consumed by sound and fury that culminates in few accomplishments beyond getting out […]

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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 whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. — Matthew 16:25 (NIV)