‘Pastoral Leadership’



The Importance and Difficulty of Pastoral Leadership

Many parts of a pastor’s life are difficult. You can imagine what many of those difficulties are, but the most difficult and demanding is leading. Years ago Leith Anderson wrote about the three toughest jobs in America: the president of a major university (especially one with a major football program :), an administrator¬†of a hospital, […]

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Making A Difference

“You can do two things with pumpkin seeds. Eat them, an excellent source of protein, or plant them, and watch a successful seed bring back 100 more”–Seth Godin. “Write your name on hearts, not headstones. Write your epitaph on the lives of those you influence and it will be eternal”–Charles Spurgeon. “If we work upon […]

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Gratitude is a Muscle You Strengthen

“A person who celebrates only the big stuff will have only fleeting moments of happiness, at best. On the other hand, a person who feels grateful for the small things in life will be happy a majority of the time. Virtually everywhere they look, they will find cause for celebration”–Ron Nelson. “We do hereby Dedicate […]

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The Importance of the Public Reading of Scripture

“Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching” (1 Timothy 4:13). I had never really thought about what Paul meant as he wrote to young Timothy (based on what we know in Scripture, Timothy would be between 34-39 years old at this point. See William Hendriksen, New […]

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It Doesn’t Matter Who Started It

“God calls us to take the first step to restore peace. It doesn’t matter who ‘started it’ “–John Kincaid. “If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then […]

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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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But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)