‘Pastoral Leadership’



Pastor, Care for Your Flock

A lot of people who read this blog are pastors, and for that I am tremendously grateful. I have seen pastors and their responsibility since I was a little child. With only a few minor exceptions, the pastors I have known have been exemplary people. While being a pastor is a difficult responsibility, we pastors […]

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Truth and Revival

“In a short while the whole of the country was aflame,” he said. “Every church was stirred to its depths. Strong men were in tears of penitence, and women moved with a new fervor. People were overpowered by the Spirit as on the day of Pentecost, and were counted as drunken men. In the services […]

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Christ Alone is the Answer

“Christ is the Son of God who died for the redemption of sinners and was resurrected after three days. This is the greatest truth in the universe. I die because of my belief in Christ”–Watchman Nee. “Integrity is the glue that holds our way of life together. We must constantly strive to keep our integrity […]

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How I Am Getting Ready for Christmas

This year Christmas will be celebrated on a Sunday. That’s always a challenge for family activities and Christian worship. Actually, genuine worship and preparation for it are always a challenge. How can you get ready for Christmas? Here’s how I plan to do so. I hope you will follow me or find a definite plan […]

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Some Trust in Chariots but We Trust in the Name of the Lord

“This is the most positive portrayal of a Christian in a mainstream film that I have seen since Chariots of Fire”–Greg Laurie, about the film “Hacksaw Ridge”. “Idolatry is trusting anyone or anything more than we trust in God.  . .  .Tragically, our culture ignores and practices this sin continually.  Whereas our nation’s founders repeatedly called […]

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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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Verse of the Day

[On Not Loving the World] Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. — 1 John 2:15-16 (NIV)