‘Pastoral Leadership’



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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Four Possible Blessings of a Trump Presidency

I don’t have to tell you that America has a new president-elect and that it happened in dramatic fashion. Almost no one who is supposed to be an expert foresaw the election of Donald Trump. What will a Trump Presidency look like? The Internet is filled with articles trying to answer that question. I want to look at […]

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Why Prayer Counts

“When Robert Louis Stevenson was four years old he announced a great discovery. “Mamma,” he said, “you cannot be good without praying.” “How do you know?” his mother asked. “Because,” said he, “I have tried”–Parker and St. Johns, Prayer Can Change Your Life, 116. If you use prayer “as a spare tire, only when an […]

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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

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. — James 3:17-18 (NIV)