‘Pastoral Leadership’



Why I Have Hope

All week we’ve been reading the disastrous consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision forcing legalization of same-sex marriages on the states. Unfortunately, we’ve seen some fairly dire predictions. Some of these may come to pass and some may not. We do know this is not good for children, families, or for a society. Yet, I […]

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A Response to Same-Sex Marriage

Reality in America has changed. The Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage is already calling into question many of the “givens” in the United States of America. Is polygamy in our future? What about underage marriage and sexual relations? Will we protect our children? What will happen to the tax exemption for churches? These are […]

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My Thoughts on the Supreme Court’s Decision

I am deeply disappointed and grieved over the Supreme Court’s decision ratifying same-sex marriage. These are my thoughts on the court’s decision. First, as an American I am deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court of the United States has determined to try cases in the court of public opinion. In my high school civics class, […]

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Going Home

“We are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior” (Philippians 3:20). “We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so […]

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Are You Ready for the Z’s?

The Z’s  are coming. Are you ready? Is the church ready? I’m somewhat fascinated with generational study. It’s interesting to see that generations are different in much the same way that individuals are different. For example, think about the “Builder Generation.” They returned from World War II and built the country. It even happened in […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)