‘Pastoral Leadership’



I Could Not Have Made This Any Better

“If I could have scripted today, I could not have made it any better.” Those were the words I wrote to our pastors and administrative staff Sunday afternoon about the successful launch of our new schedule. I could also say that it was better than I could hope or imagine. Thank you for helping make […]

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Learning to Battle Sin

“There are many things that bind us! As long as we hold on to them, their power over us continues. It is only by letting go that we become free”–John Dee Jeffries. “Christ has saved you from sin, but the temptation to keep dabbling in it will keep you busy the rest of  your life. […]

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Life is the Sum of our Choices

“The curse of the modern pastor is speaking to people who do not want to hear but rather hear only what they already think or want (2 Timothy 4:3)”–Waylon Bailey. “My true knowlege of self comes not from my searching myself but God searching me”–Watchman Nee. “People are backsliders on their knees long before they […]

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You Can’t Look Low and Land High

“Remember you are God’s sword–His instrument–I trust a chosen vessel unto Him to bear His name. In great measure, according to the purity and perfections of the instrument, will be the success. It is not great talents God blesses so much as great likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is an awful weapon in the […]

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The Week in Review Sunday, August 13, 2017

I’m always amazed at how busy a week can be. When you look back over the entire week and all the things you have done, you really see the intensity of the week. In your busyness, you may have missed some of the posts of the week. If so, you can check them by clicking […]

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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 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)