‘Pastoral Leadership’



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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Is Your Church Healthy or Unhealthy?

We all want health in any institution or relationship. Healthy institutions thrive and help their communities. This is especially true in the church. Of all the things you could say about your church, being healthy is one of the best. Recently, Thom Rainer of Lifeway Christian Resources says that there are two practices which characterize […]

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We Are–the Body of Christ

“Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace give us”–Romans 12:3-6. “Selflessness [means to] Worship God: […]

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What Do You Want Your Church to Be?

Have you ever thought what you want your church to be? Maybe it’s only a question that pastors think about, but I don’t think that’s the case. I think we all have a vision for the church – – a desire of what we want the church to be and do. Last night, I had […]

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Your Church and Your Ministry

“If you don’t cross over from what-I-get to what-I-give, your church will become increasingly unsatisfactory to you”–James Macdonald. “Everything which really needs to be done in our souls can only be done by God”–C. S. Lewis. “To be a fisher of men, you must have two groups. The large circle which is filled with so many needs and the […]

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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

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)