‘Pastoral Leadership’



The Miracle and Joy of Marriage

“I said ‘I do,’ and I still do. The ‘I do’ of marriage is always in the present tense until the Lord Jesus says otherwise. ‘I do’ is never ‘I did at the time.’ ‘I do’ is always present tense. ‘I do’ travels through space and time to whatever condition the married couple finds themselves […]

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Who’s in Charge of Your Life?

“Whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please Jesus”–2 Corinthians 5:9. “I have to learn to relate everything to the master ambition, and to maintain it without any cessation. My worth to God in public is what I am in private. Is my master ambition to please Him and […]

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Is God Really All I Need?

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work”–2 Corinthians 9:8, ESV). “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to […]

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Why Same-Sex Marriage is Bad for America

Same-sex marriage is bad for America. While some people hope that this ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States might be overturned, most historians and court watchers are assuming that it will never happen. That won’t keep us from seeking to influence people to live lives of righteousness and godliness in our country. […]

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Prayer that Counts

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”–James 5:16. “The one concern of the devil is to keep the saints from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work or prayerless religion. He laughs […]

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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)