‘Pastoral Leadership’



The Hurts of Life

“The God of Joseph will stay beside us during the dungeon days; He will not forsake or forget us. He will be there during the blast of the winter storm, holding out the promise of springtime. He will be there through the darkest night, quietly reminding us of the promise of morning light . . […]

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Are You A Leader?

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand”–Woodrow Wilson. “One of the most important […]

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Are You Worried About the Future?

“The next time you worry about tomorrow remember what God did for you yesterday”–Jim Denison. “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future”–Corrie ten Boom. “All our Lord has done, he can still do (Hebrews 13:8)”–Warren Wiersbe. “O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter […]

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What to Do When You Are “Worn Out”

Years ago, my favorite cartoonist, Joe McKeever, drew a cartoon of a man kneeling to pray at the end of the day. The words of the prayer were these: “Lord, I am so tired.” I’ve never talked with Joe about the cartoon, but I am almost positive it was a self-portrait. Few things in life […]

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Love, Marriage, and Faith

“Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man. ‘At last!’ the man exclaimed. ‘This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called “woman,” because she was taken from “man.” ‘ This is why a man leaves his father and […]

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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

[On Not Loving the World] Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. — 1 John 2:15-16 (NIV)