‘Pastoral Leadership’



What Are You Going to Do Tomorrow?

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young”–Henry Ford. “It ain’t over till it’s over”–Yogi Berra. “Hope is one of the Theological virtues. This means that a continual look forward to the eternal world is […]

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Values that Count

“Life is built on character, and character is built on decisions. But decisions are based on values, and values must be accepted by faith. Moses made his life-changing decisions on the basis of values that other people thought were foolish (Heb. 11:24-29), but God honored his faith”–Warren Wiersbe. “The Christian does not think that God […]

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We’re Always Making Judgments

We’re always making judgments. Social scientists tell us that anytime we walk into a room of strangers we are asking ourselves, “Do I fit here?” and “Am I wanted here?” Those questions have huge implications for churches. How do we help people feel wanted and appreciated? How do we make strategic decisions that let people […]

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Sin, Prayer, and Character

‘God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it”–1 Corinthians 1o:13. “When we choose deliberately to obey [God], then he will tax the remotest star and the last grain of […]

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The Purpose and Values of Life

“We must continually remind ourselves of the purpose of life. We are not destined to happiness, not to health, but to holiness . . . . At all costs, a person must have a right relationship with God . . . . God has only one intended destiny for mankind–holiness. His only goal is to […]

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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

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)