‘Pastoral Leadership’



What the Church Must Be and Do

“There is power in our desperation. It is not enough to simply hold a meeting where we earnestly pray over our sin–we need to pursue repentance unto deliverance”–George Otis, Jr. “The man who loves his life will lose it . . . Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant will […]

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Why I Love My To-Do List

I love a to do list. I always have, but sometimes I get away from using this handy little productivity tool. Even when I am using my list, sometimes I keep my list electronically and  other times I keep it the old-fashioned way. Right now, I have moved back to the old fashion way of […]

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The Eyes of the Lord Are on the Righteous

“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”–Eric Liddell, Chariots of Fire. “The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.”–James Yorke. “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who […]

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Growing LIke Christ

“I know of no better thermometer to your spiritual temperature than this, the measure of the intensity of your prayer”–Charles H. Spurgeon. “Despite all of our faults, weaknesses and inabilities, there really is no limit to what God can do with us, if we will simply turn our lives completely over to Him and be […]

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Human Wisdom and the Wisdom of God

“There are 3 truths we must believe about God before we can trustHim: He is completely in control, His wisdom is infinite, His love is perfect”–John Kincaid. “Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced […]

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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)