‘Pastoral Leadership’



The Safest Place to Live

“The reason our secular culture is so obsessed with preparing for the future is that so few trust the God of the future. We would do well to remember Jesus’ parable of the ‘rich fool’ to whom God said, ‘This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will […]

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You Can’t Delegate Doing the Right Thing

“You can’t delegate doing the right thing.” “The effective innovator is the person who is willing to share the credit generously for successes, and to carry gracefully by himself the blame for the failures”–Lyle Schaller, Parish Planning, 87. “[Do not] mistake politeness for agreement. People have a natural tendency to avoid disagreement or unpleasantness and nowhere is […]

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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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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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Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. — James 4:10 (NIV)