‘Pastoral Leadership’

When Trials Come Your Way

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness”–James 1:2-3. “God allows tests/trials in our life, for our good, because He loves us. Hard experiences in our life are not always tests from God; they may be consequences. . . […]

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Why You Need A Weekly “To Do List”

I am committed to helping pastors be better at their ministries. For this reason, I often write about pastoral leadership and how pastors can do their jobs even better. Time management really matters in ministry. Today I want to write about having a weekly to do list. I find that having to do list is […]

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Why Sin Hurts Us So Badly

“Clearly, what we do in private affects what we accomplish in public. . . . Private sin enslaves us to sin. . . . Private sin leads to public shame. . . . Sin always leads to more sin”–Jim Denison. “Everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin”–John 8:34. “My worth to God in […]

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Five Areas to Improve Your Effectiveness

Serving as a pastor has many difficult parts. One of those is the feeling that you never get finished. It’s not just that the pastor works among an endless line of people with deep needs, it’s also the fact that there is always something that needs to be prepared. Sunday is always only a few […]

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What Will Change America?

“The coming days will be the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country, but he that stands NOW, will earn the love, gratefulness and honor of the nation. Future American history books will write–and our children and grandchildren will […]

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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 angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)